I spoke to Mary Elizabeth Winstead (for forgettable dance flick â€œMake it Happenâ€) about a week before she was due to start on Edgar Wrightâ€™s â€œScott Pilgrim Vs. The Worldâ€ (an action/comedy, based on a rather popular comic-book (arenâ€™t they all?), and starring Michael Cera in the lead role of a slacker whose forced to defeat the seven ex-girlfriends of one particular broad (Winstead) if he wants to share her gum). Based on some of the jokes she and the â€œHot Fuzzâ€ director had been sharing â€“ she told me a couple; he also relentlessly teased about Bruce Willisâ€™s hair, or lack of, in the last â€œDie Hardâ€ flick, in which she played Lucy, the lead heroâ€™s tweenage daughter â€“ it was clear that actress and director already had a good rapport. And Winstead seemed genuinely excited about the movie â€“ using words like â€˜coolâ€™ and â€˜awesomeâ€™ to describe elements of the production, like say the strenuous martial-arts schedule sheâ€™d been forced to undertake, that other actresses may cringe about doing. This was the ultimate role for her.
Iâ€™ve never read the Scott Pilgrim comic, nor have I even image googled for the comic artwork, so Iâ€™d had no idea what kind of character Winsteadâ€™s Ramona Flowers was. I only assumed sheâ€™d be a hottie (like duh!) – and judging from the martial arts training, a kick-ass one of that!
Well, Wrightâ€™s revealed (well, kinda â€“ sheâ€™s covering part of her face with the comic) via his MySpace page a pic of Winstead, cropped hair and all, in the role. She looks pretty funky! And those eyesâ€¦. Wow!