Monday 27 February 2017

No typecasting for Michael Cera

Michael Cera doesn't think he will be pigeon-holed
Michael Cera doesn't think he will be pigeon-holed
Michael Cera doesn't think he will be pigeon-holed
Michael Cera doesn't think he will be pigeon-holed
Michael Cera doesn't think he will be pigeon-holed
Michael Cera doesn't think he will be pigeon-holed

Michael Cera may be the poster boy for the geeky indie romantic lead, but he's convinced he hasn't been stereotyped.

The 21-year-old - who was nominated for the Bafta Orange Rising Star Award last year - made critics notice after starring in Juno, Superbad and Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist.

"I don't think I'll be pigeon-holed - the way I choose my projects normally is I see who is involved and I see if they're people I can work with and get along with, that's how I've chosen my projects so far and I've been really lucky, so hopefully that will continue," he said.

His next big screen outing, Youth In Revolt, sees Michael playing straight-laced teen Nick Twisp, who creates a rebellious French alter-ego: Francois.

"I completely related to it," said the Canadian actor. "I related to the agony of not knowing what's going on and being obsessed with a girl and not having any control."

Despite having to play two very different characters in the same film, Michael insisted he didn't find this difficult and loved the opportunity to play a naughty French version of Nick.

"It was just a lot of fun to play. I wouldn't say it was hard, except for the technical tricks of it," he said.

"I can't think of any challenges, except for trying to figure out how to play Francois initially, and what the voice was going to be like."

:: Youth In Revolt is released in cinemas on Friday February 5.

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