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- Posted on Jan 14th 2010 3:30PM by Jonathan Dekel
"Working with Nigel Godrich was amazing," Cera tells Spinner about the man behind the boards for Radiohead, Air and Paul McCartney. "He produced the songs [for 'Pilgrim's' fictional band Sex Bob-Omb, reportedly written by Beck] and I got to lay down vocals with him."
"He's such a sweet guy."
Filming in his hometown of Toronto from February to August of last year, Cera says that the shoot also gave him an opportunity to rediscover the city of his youth by attending concerts and mingling with various local luminaries -- including members of Metric, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew and Sloan's Chris Murphy -- that writer/director/producer Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) brought in to help the actors play their musical parts.
"It was great shooting in Toronto," the Canadian actor enthuses. "I grew up in [Toronto suburb] Brampton, so It was the first time I got to really explore downtown and get to know it. I love it there!"
In the end, however, the 'Youth in Revolt' star, who currently resides in L.A., was ready to return to his adopted home and unwind after a busy year which saw him star in no less than three movies.
"I was sad to leave Toronto," Cera recalls. "But we worked on 'Scott Pilgrim' every day for seven months and I was ready to remember what life is like when I'm not working on a movie."