The actor, who starred as Lucas Lee in the Edgar Wright-directed cult classic, revealed that he felt painfully left out of all the fun that its star-studded cast was having after he wrapped his short but sweet appearance in the 2010 film.
"Leaving was heartbreaking," Evans recalled during a recent GQ video. "It truly was like the first time I was like, I mean, 'I can just hang out guys if you need me.' You don't wanna miss a beat."
Based on the beloved graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World featured a whole roster of actors including Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin, Brie Larson, Jason Schwartzman, and more.
Evans made an early appearance as Ramona Flowers' (Winstead) second evil ex Lucas, who Scott (Cera) initially struggles to defeat until he challenges the skateboarder-actor to do a "grindy thingy" on a rail, which sends Lucas plummeting down a hill at such a high speed that he explodes into coins.
Evans recalled that the film's rehearsal process was "so fun" but definitely "more physical based" than some of his other projects at the time. "Then you leave and come back a month later to do your bit and you just have such horrible FOMO," he explained. "You just, 'Well, what have you guys been doing? Have you had been having fun? Send me pictures.'"
Double Negative/Universal Chris Evans in 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World'
Evans also noted that the Scott Pilgrim cast still talk to each other via email to this day. In fact, O'Malley told EW that he believes it was Michael Cera's recent comment on the cast's email chain that inspired the whole cast to sign on once again for its upcoming animated series.
"The cast have spoken about this email chain a lot but there's one detail that I don't think anyone has mentioned," O'Malley revealed. "We were exchanging emails when the movie was coming out and then this thread went dormant for about nine years. Then, before this anime was even on the docket, Michael Cera responded to a meme someone had sent as if no time had passed. He just said, 'Oh, that's funny.'"
"Chris Evans responded like, 'Michael, what the f--- are you doing responding to this email from nine years ago?'" O'Malley recalled. "And then we all started chatting again."
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