A Fun Peek Behind the Scenes with Michael Cera: Unforgettable Moments from His Career.
In a recent video shared by GQ on Wednesday, August 16, we get a chance to see Michael Cera reflect on some of the most iconic roles he’s played over the years. From his breakout role in the cult classic Superbad to collaborations with industry giants like Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, James Franco, and Jonah Hill, Cera’s journey has been nothing short of remarkable.
During his promotional tour for the 2023 movie Barbie, the 35-year-old Hollywood sensation took the opportunity to dive into one of the most talked-about moments in his career: the infamous Rihanna slap from the 2013 film This Is The End. In this unforgettable scene, Cera playfully slapped the “Umbrella” star on her behind, only to receive a massive and unexpected open-handed retaliation right on his face.
With a lively demeanor, Cera shared some behind-the-scenes insights during his interview with GQ. He couldn’t contain his enthusiasm as he revealed, “She absolutely hit me.” He further elaborated, “But honestly, I wanted that. It just adds so much to the comedy and authenticity. You see, a pretend slap doesn’t quite cut it. She packed quite a punch. I was sent flying, and I loved it. And now, it’s captured on film for eternity.”
Social media couldn’t help but chime in with their thoughts. One Twitter user playfully commented, “Michael Cera was the true MVP of This Is The End.” Another user humorously quipped, “I would proudly include ‘slapped by Rihanna’ in bold on my resume.”
These insights give us a glimpse into the playful dynamics on set and the impact of Cera’s performances, both on-screen and off.
As Rihanna’s prominence continues to rise, her on-screen story gains even more traction. The narrative that has intrigued fans is expanding along with her fame. A few years back, Seth Rogen shared an interesting tidbit on “Sway In The Morning.” He revealed, “In the script, Michael Cera slaps Rihanna’s backside, and although she doesn’t retaliate in the script, Michael asked her, ‘Can I give you a real slap on the backside?’ Surprisingly, she responded, ‘You can slap me for real if I get to slap you back on the face for real.'”
Cera himself clarified the matter in an interview with Rolling Stone, sharing, “I felt that a genuine slap would have more impact visually, as you can truly sense it. It simply adds an extra layer of humor!” Michael Cera has been a cornerstone of slapstick comedy for well over a decade. His recent role in Barbie only solidifies his reputation as a leading figure in this genre. The record-breaking movie features “Barbie World” on the official soundtrack, featuring Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice.
From humorous anecdotes on set to Cera’s commitment to delivering authentic comedic moments, this playful interaction adds to the multi-dimensional charm of these entertainers.