Michael Cera spends his money on “drugs and coffins”


I know some people consider Michael Cera a poseur, or perhaps a kind of boring, hipster, too-cool-for-school douchebag. But I love this kid. I find him adorable and hilarious, and I think he’s one of the best “straight man” comic actors working today. I fell for him on Arrested Development, and now whenever I see his face, I just start chuckling.

Anyway, Michael has a new film about to come out called Youth in Revolt. It’s basically a “coming-of-age comedy” where Michael plays Nick Twisp. Twisp falls for a girl while on a family vacation, but they are kept apart by circumstances, of course. To win the girl’s heart, Twisp creates an alter ego: the suave, ascot-wearing, cigarette-smoking, moustache-having Francois. Hilarity ensues. I just saw the trailer for the film (below), and I found myself laughing at several parts. Anyway, Michael was interviewed in Maxim recently, and I’m not sure if they sent him the questions or if he came up with this sh-t on the spot, but I can’t stop laughing:

Maxim:What’s your last meal?
Cera: I don’t know. Something with salsa on top.

-While you were alive, what did you spend the most money on?
Cera: Drugs and coffins.

-What book do you most regret not finishing?
Cera: Normally, I regret not starting books. But I do regret not finishing Elvis’ biography — I liked where it was going.

-What’s the wildest thing you ever did?
Cera: I can’t remember. That was a long time ago.

-If you could come back and spy on someone who’s still alive, who would it be and why?
Cera: Probably Elvis. He’s still around, right?

-Name one thing you’re glad you’ll never have to do again on Earth.
Cera: Brush my teeth. If somebody had told me they were just going to rot away eventually anyway, I could have saved so much time.

-What is your proudest accomplishment?
Cera: Finishing Charles Grodin’s autobiography.

-What is your biggest regret?
Cera: Remarrying my wife.

-When were you happiest?
Cera: During the eight months when our divorce was active.

-What are people saying over your coffin?
Cera: “It’s too bad we never got a chance to ask him what Jack Black was like to work with.”

-Are there any last words you’d like to share with the world?
Cera: “It’s too hard to live on a planet where you’re a monster for not being moved by Susan Boyle’s performance”.

[From Maxim via Jake’s Weird Blog]

Hilarious, right? Maybe it’s just my sense of humor. I love dry, sardonic one-liners. Anyway, I was trying to find the trailer version I saw on television the other night, but I’m having trouble. There’s this one, which has language that is NSFW. But this is a good one:

"Youth In Revolt" Press Conference - TIFF

‘Youth in Revolt’ poster courtesy of Collider.

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  1. casey.in.co says:

    who considers michael cera a “poseur, or perhaps a kind of boring, hipster, too-cool-for-school douchebag”?

  2. Tia C says:

    He’s adorable. I’ve seen this trailer and it looks like kind of an odd story, but I’ll definitely be checking it out. I always love his work and he makes me laugh, too!

  3. Sumodo says:

    He’s a national treasure.

  4. lucy2 says:

    He was so great on AD, really held his own with some comedy heavyweights. Seems to have a great sense of humor himself too. Glad his career is going well.

  5. EMV says:

    I love his quote on being a monster…I am too. Funny stuff man

  6. crash2GO2 says:

    I LOL at several points. Too cute!

  7. juiceinla says:

    I nearly fell off my chair, I hope he’s this charming and dry on the spot, but even if he had time to prep, these answers are effing fantastic. Love love love!!!

    my fave line: “I do regret not finishing Elvis’ biography — I liked where it was going.”

  8. Miss Thang says:

    Love him! He’s sooooooo funny. I’m glad his career is going well enough that he is getting his own movies now! Can’t get enough Cera.

  9. GatsbyGal says:

    That was a pretty funny interview, I’ll grant him that. I just wish the kid would hit puberty. I’m sick of listening to his voice the way it is.

  10. DrM says:

    I’m going to this movie if and when it gets to NZ…

    off to have Christmas in summer! 🙂

  11. Jeane says:

    “who considers michael cera a “poseur, or perhaps a kind of boring, hipster, too-cool-for-school douchebag”?”

    I do.

    That movie looks like fun, though I don’t understand why lately in every trailer of every movie I’ve seen they show the best parts, which kind of ruins the movie when you go see it. This trailer too, shows almost the entire movie. WHY?? I don’t want to go see a movie that is like a longer version of the trailer.

  12. KelBear says:

    I liked Nick and Noras infinite playlist. He was cute in it.

  13. AC says:

    I love him. The only thing negative I ever hear about him is that his schtick will eventually get tired. But no one thinks he’s bad or untalented, just that he’s the same in every role etc etc etc.
    Hopefully he’ll be able to grow up and still have a niche … Im pretty sure he will.

  14. rose says:

    i like him in some of his movies but i am getting tired of his act. it might be nice to see him do something other than hipster geek once in a while

  15. Masha says:


    seriously, i thought no one else even read the damn thing this is sooooo amazing, I loved that book!

  16. Peach says:

    I just wish he’d stop stuttering all the time. Also I have to be honest, his role in Juno made me want to punch him in the face. Really. I could not see why she decided to hold his hand and sing with him, rather than hit him over the head with her guitar.

    I would have hit him over the head.

    Plus didn’t he break up with his super cute girlfriend once he got famous enough to get California-Babe tail? That’s a bitch move.

  17. BeeCee says:

    Aww that’s my future hubby for you!! Haha!! I love him, what a cutie!!

  18. raincoaster says:

    Who can resist a Canadian?

  19. Munkey says:

    Peach: 😆

  20. neelyo says:

    I think part of the dislike (at least for me) was that he was the sole hold out on the AD film, holding everyone hostage with his demands. He’s funny yes, but I think he overestimates his appeal and shelf life as a bankable actor.

  21. The first sentence of this post…who thinks Michael is all those? He’s the most adorable thing on Earth! Next to Suri (?). Haha


  22. Michelle says:

    Sorry, but Cera plays the same character over and over in virtually everything I’ve seen him in. Sure, he can be funny alright…. it’s just that his shtick has worn thin. The “comically insecure hipster geek” image can only go so far before it’s stale.

  23. k says:

    he’s a pigeon

  24. Kim says:

    I’ll see this, he cracks me up 🙂
    @Jeane: I KNOW RIGHT? I hate seeing trailers anymore, they give everything away.

  25. filthycute says:

    I just got a copy of the book (I’m 32, LOL!) and can’t wait to read it and then see the movie.

    Cera is awesome and he’s a hometown boy. Southern Ontario, baby!

  26. Mark says:

    I like Cera, he is being typecast far to frequently though.