Michael Cera Recalls Nearly Eloping With Aubrey Plaza So They Could Call Each Other Ex-Husband, Ex- Wife

Cera says he and Plaza almost tied the knot in Las Vegas while shooting the Edgar Wright film.

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Michael Cera almost tied the knot with Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World co-star Aubrey Plaza while the pair were filming the 2010 Edgar Wright-directed film.

Cera opened up about the near-marriage during a recent interview with Rolling Stone.

"Well, we were driving through Vegas, and we almost just spontaneously took a detour and got married," the Superbad actor recalled.

When asked if his and Plaza's plan was to elope at an Elvis-inspired chapel, Cera replied: "Yeah. Like something where you get a certificate. I think the idea was to then get a divorce right away, so we could call each other 'my ex-husband' and 'my ex-wife' at like … 20."

Cera and Plaza are reuniting for Netflix's upcoming Scott Pilgrim animated series. The spin-off will also feature the rest of the original cast, including Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culkin, Satya Bhabha, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, and Ellen Wong.

Elsewhere in his conversation with Rolling Stone, Cera shed light on what it was like being slapped by Rihanna in 2013's This Is the End. According to the 35-year-old actor, the pop star hit Cera with a few fake slaps before the latter realized it would look more authentic if Riri actually hit him.

"I thought it would look a lot better if she hit me," Cera explained. "I don’t think it took much convincing to get her to do it. I just thought it would look a lot better than a fake slap would because you can really feel it. It just looks a lot funnier!"

Cera added, "I definitely did not regret it! I was into it. The take that is in the movie, she really did hit my ear, which was disorienting. But I have no regrets. I didn’t lose any hearing over it, fortunately!"

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