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Mary Nominated for Hollywood Critics Choice; Scott Pilgrim Virtual Reunion

Entertainment Weekly has revealed that the ‘Scott Pilgrim VS the World‘ cast reunited remotely back in May to do a live-read of the film to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its release. In addition, the read-through was to benefit Water for People, a global nonprofit that helps people bring clean water and sanitation solutions to their communities for generations to come. They joined the Mosaic Challenge to benefit the Leadership Council COVID-19 Fund.

Cast members who participated were Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Mark Webber, Alison Pill, Satya Bhabha, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Mae Whitman, Brandon Routh, and Jason Schwartzman. They were joined by director/writer Edgar Wright, co-writer Michael Bacall and creator of the graphic novels, Bryan Lee O’Malley. EW hasn’t announced when they’ll release the script read-through with the cast, but most likely it’ll be released some time in August since the film originally came out on August 13, 2010.

And in case you missed it, it was previously announced by Edgar Wright that the film will be back in theaters.

In other news, it was also announced that Mary and the cast of Birds of Prey were nominated for a Hollywood Critics Choice Awards. In total, the film has six nominations and they are as follows:

Best PictureBest Actress (Margot Robbie) – Supporting Actress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) – Supporting Actor (Ewan McGregor) –Adapted ScreenplayBest Director (Cathy Yan).

The winners of the HCA Midseason Awards will be revealed on July 3, 2020.

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Entertainment Weekly Celebrates the 10 Year Anniversary of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

August 13, 2010 marks the 10 year anniversary of ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs the World‘. Directed by Edgar Wright, the movie is based on graphic novels of the same name by Bryan Lee O’Malley. To help celebrate the upcoming 10 year anniversary of the film, the cast, O’Malley and Wright spoke with Entertainment Weekly and reminisced on the film and whether or not we’ll get a sequel. Below are highlights of Mary from the interview, but you can read the entire Q&A with the cast by clicking the above link.

Mary on training for the film:

WINSTEAD: They got us together in Toronto before we started shooting. It was all of us in this giant warehouse. One of us would be doing martial arts in the corner, and somebody else would be weight-lifting in another corner, and then Michael and Alison and [Mark Webber, who played Sex Bob-omb guitarist Stephen Stills] would be doing band stuff at the same time. It was really fun.

The cast and crew on whether a sequel will happen:

CERA: I don’t think a sequel is a reality. [Laughs] In my limited understanding of the film industry, when a movie doesn’t really explode at the box office, it’s hard for anybody to get behind a sequel.

O’MALLEY: I would like to revisit the characters [in comic form] and see what they’re up to. I sketched Scott early in the pandemic with a huge beard. I think that would be a funny image.

WRIGHT: There’s some plans — and there’s nothing official yet — but there are some plans to revisit the material in an animation way. We’ve been talking with Bryan and with Jared for a while [about]: What if we did something with the books in anime form? It’s being discussed as we speak.

EVANS: The Marvel fan base is rabid, but the Scott Pilgrim fandom is just as dedicated and loyal as any fandom I’ve ever seen.

WINSTEAD: There’s something about Scott Pilgrim that’s not like anything else, and a lot of people are looking for that. They feel they’re not like anybody else or they feel their tastes don’t really line up with what is being made right now. You see that movie and you think, Oh God, this speaks to me; this is what I’ve been looking for!

SCHWARTZMAN: There’s still an email chain that started 10 years ago. The entire cast is on it. To this day, everyone still “replies all” to a lot of emails.

WRIGHT: I’m incredibly proud of the movie. The fact that you’re not doing a 10th-anniversary article about The Expendables says it all.

And in case you missed it, it was previously announced by Edgar Wright that the film will be back in theaters

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New/Old ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Photos; SPVTW to Be Re-Released in Theaters

Yesterday evening, The (film) Academy along with director Edgar Wright, the cast of Scott Pilgrim VS the World, and comic creator Bryan Lee O’Malley live-tweeted the movie. During that time, Edgar shared a bunch of behind the scenes photos of Mary and the rest of the cast and I have uploaded all the behind the scenes pics into the gallery. Ellen Wong (Knives Chau) shared two photos that I also uploaded. Edgar also tweeted a video of Mary reminiscing about her time working on the film and footage of her rehearsing the kick she does during the Roxy Richter fight. Remember to click the tweet itself if the video doesn’t load!

 

In related news, it has been confirmed by Edgar and Dolby Cinemas that in honor of the film’s 10th anniversary in August, the movie will be heading back to theaters. A date has yet to be announced due to the current global pandemic.

If you want to see everyone’s tweets during last night’s live-stream, you can read them HERE.

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Mary Sits Down for Collider Ladies Night

Collider recently sat down with Mary to discuss Gemini Man. You can watch the interview below. On top of that, they also talked about the roles she did early on in her career, working with co-star Will Smith, director Ang Lee, what it was like working on Birds of Prey with Margot Robbie, why she’d love to see a Scott Pilgrim vs. The World sequel and more!

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Larry King Interviews Mary

Larry King sat down with Mary recently where they discussed her new show The Returned, and how even though Scott Pilgrim wasn’t a box office success, it’s managed to find cult status. They also talk about the rest of her career and what’s next.

 

Edit– I also added over 300+ screen caps of Mary’s appearance to the gallery.

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More ‘Faults’ Interviews and Stills

After posting several new interviews early yesterday afternoon with Mary talking about her film Faults and The Returned, more new interviews are also online. First is one with Rama Screen where they discuss the film and the possibility of a Scott Pilgrim sequel:

Rama’s SCREEN: This movie was your husband’s feature directorial debut and he wrote it as well, so your having worked with many directors before, did you give your husband any input or advice along the way, during the filming process?

Mary Elizabeth Winstead: “A little bit, but he knew what he was doing, which I was really impressed by, he’s kind of a natural born leader, which I think is the most important thing in a director. And he’s also spent so much time on set with me just hanging out, and he’s learned so much in just by kind of observing, so I didn’t really have to give him that much advice, which was nice, it was really wonderful to be on set and to watch him in his element doing something that he’s really good at, it was awesome.”

Rama’s SCREEN: I was rooting for you guys, “Scott Pilgrim” back in 2010, but “The Expendables” and “Eat Pray Love” came out on the same weekend and you guys got beaten by those two films. So do you think Edgar Wright will come call you and say ‘Hey, let’s do SCOTT PILGRIM 2!’ or do you not see that happening at all?

Mary Elizabeth Winstead: “I don’t see that happening, I think because the film didn’t make a lot of money, I don’t really see the studio backing a sequel for that reason. But I don’t think it needs it either, I think it’s such a great movie on its own, and it will always be there, it will always exist, this great movie that we all made, and that’s certainly enough for me and I think enough for everybody involved. So ya, hopefully we’ll all get to work together again in some capacity because it was a really amazing talented group of people that I’d love to work with again someday, but I highly doubt it will be on the set of Scott Pilgrim 2.”

Next is an interview with ShockYa:

ShockYa (SY): You play Claire, a young woman whose parents are desperate to be reunited with her after she falls under the grip of a mysterious cult, in the new thriller, ‘Faults.’ What was it about the character, as well as the script, that convinced you to take on the role?

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (MEW): Well, I was a bit biased from the start, because my husband wrote the script and role for me. So I instantly knew that this was a character I was most likely going to play. It helped that I loved the script so much, and thought the role was so smart, exciting and interesting.

But I did have doubts about whether I’d be able to do the role justice, which was one of my main concerns throughout the process. I wanted to make sure I brought a lot of complexity to the role, and keep the audience engaged in the character. But once I got over those doubts and we were on the set, shooting, I knew I loved this character so much. I had so much fun playing her.

SY: Besides films, you have also starred in several short films and television series throughout your career, including the upcoming supernatural drama series, ‘The Returned.’ What is it about television that you also enjoy working on? How does it compare and contrast to making films, particularly indies like ‘Faults?’MEW: Ultimately, I like to do good material, as well as work with people I like. When I go back and look at all the things I’ve done, I typically chose my roles, based on the scripts and people involved. It doesn’t really matter what type of platform it is, whether it’s a short film, play, TV show or feature; it’s all the same to me, as long as I’m enjoying what I’m doing when I’m there.

The platforms all have their differences. TV is different, as actors are usually closer to the writers than we are on a film. We’re typically closer to directors on a movie than on television. So that’s a bit of a changeover we have to do in our minds, and get used to the different ways of working.

But at the end of the day, it all stems from the script and the material, which you have to be passionate about. That’s what really matters to me.

SY: Speaking of plays, since you’re primarily known for staring in feature films, as well as on shorts and television series, would you also be interested in performing in theater?

MEW: I would love to do theater. There have been a couple scripts that have come my way, which I have tried to get but didn’t, or have been offered to me, but I couldn’t do them because of scheduling. I’m certainly intimidated by theater, but the more people I meet, and the friends I make who are in the theater world, the less scared of it I am. They all tell me I’ll be fine, and it’s all the same, so I should give it a try. They’ve all been encouraging me to do it, so I think I will try it one of these days, whenever I can, and find the right project.

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Mary Attends the Entertainment Weekly Capetown Film Festival

Last night in Hollywood marked a Scott Pilgrim Vs the World reunion when Ramona Flowers herself Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brandon Routh, Satya Bhabha, director Edgar Wright and creator Bryan Lee O’Malley attended Entertainment Weekly’s Capetown Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre to show a special screening of the film and do a Q&A.

Head to the gallery to check out the full set where I’ve added HQ photos!

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Also at the event, guests were also treated to exclusive footage of some of Wright’s upcoming movies, as well as a panel of Evil Exes, answering questions about the lines they most enjoy having quoted back at them. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, better known as her character Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim, said she will never tire of having people tell her they are “in lesbians” with her.

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Mary Appearing at EW’s Capetown Festival

It’s just been revealed that Mary and her Scott Pilgrim Vs the World co-star Jason Schwartzman as well as director Edgar Wright & creator Bryan Lee O’Malley will be appearing at the EW Capetown Festival on May 1st, screening ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ & ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’ at the fabulous Egyptian Theatre.

MEW and the rest of cast will be there for a post-screening Q&A. Details are as follows:

The Entertainment Weekly CapeTown Film Fest makes its debut April 30 in conjunction with American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Join EW experts like Geoff Boucher and Jeff Jensen for some of your favorite films of the last 30 years followed by Q&As with special guests including John Carpenter, Terry Gilliam, Leonard Nimoy, Kurt Russell, Noah Wyle and others.

The Shaun of the Dead screening will begin at 7:30 PM with a post Q&A session with Edgar Wright and Scott Pilgrim will be at 10:30 pm.

To book your tickets, click HERE. The Capetown schedule can be viewed here.

 

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