It’s not his most famous or most well-received movie, but Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World still holds a dear place in the hearts of its director and its fans. So when the 2010 graphic novel adaptation aired on the UK’s Channel 4 on Friday night, Wright hopped onto Twitter and decided to live-tweet the experience via answering a series of questions about his work. And fun times were most certainly had by all.
Throughout the session, we learned that Wright loved leading lady Mary Elizabeth Winstead with blue hair, that Jason Schwartzman was the funniest actor on set (duh) and that naturally, Brie Larson’s Oscar-win this past year was retroactively awarded for her performance as Envy Adams.
Wright also relayed that Mae Whitman, the Parenthood star who plays Roxy Richter, improvised a famous line and that no scene that he shot required more takes than the one in which Scott Pilgrim himself, played by Michael Cera, had to toss a package into the trash.
There were some non-Scott Pilgrim nuggets involved in the tweet storm as well. When asked if he’d considered using his Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz dynamic duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as the Veggie Police, Wright confessed that he never even thought of it because “I never want to direct Pegg in a non lead role.” He also added, perhaps with a note of sarcasm, that he never gets any royalties when another UK TV network, ITV2, airs Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead. Tough life for a big-time director, eh? Here’s a few of the best:
Wright, who hasn’t directed a movie since 2013’s The World’s End will see his next project, an action comedy called Baby Driver and starring Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm, hit theaters on St Patrick’s Day, 2017.