Of the impressive ensemble cast of “Scott Pilgrim vs the World,” Anna Kendrick plays Stacey, Scott’s annoyed older sister who senses some pretty irresponsible patters in her brother’s dating habits. When Stacey meets Ramona, she indicates that “Scott has so many friends” before introducing Ramona to Knives. Before the characters learn that Scott may be romantically pursuing both of them, a fight breaks out. The three are at a music venue to watch Sex Bob-Omb perform when Matthew Patel, one of Ramona’s evil ex-boyfriends played by Satya Bhabha, challenges Scott to a fight.
The scene features a lot of confused reaction shots from Stacey, who can’t quite believe what’s happening. In a recent video interview with Vanity Fair, Kendrick watched a scene from “Scott Pilgrim,” and revealed that her confusion was pretty genuine. Indeed, when she read Wright’s script, she was baffled. She said:
“I’ll be honest, when I read this script, I was like ‘I don’t totally get this.’ But I love ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ I love ‘Hot Fuzz,’ and I just wanted to work with Edgar Wright. But I do remember [seeing] this on paper [and] being, like, ‘I don’t know how this is going to work, but I’m just going to trust that he sees it.’ Which he did. It’s so awesome.”
In 2010, Wright had already been canonized by the geek community, and early buzz for “Scott Pilgrim” ran high. The cast was all impressive actors in their 20s, ranging from Chris Evans to Brie Larson, and they all brought their A-game. Kendrick wasn’t the only one who trusted Wright. She was, however, seemingly the only one who didn’t quite “get it.”