Tuesday’s premiere of “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater featured so much ass-kicking mayhem that guests were feeling a little pumped.
“I’m glad all of my actors were in their 20s because I don’t think people in their 30s would have had the stamina to keep up with those fight sequences,” said helmer Edgar Wright. “It was such a long, exhausting process. My next project is working on getting six hours of sleep.”
The film’s Jason Schwartzman said he endured eight-plus weeks of body conditioning, including fencing lessons to prepare for his eye-popping fight sequences. Schwartzman singled out Chris Evans as the “Pilgrim” co-star he’d least like to face off in a dark alley.
“He strong, and he’s from Boston,” he noted. “That’s a lethal combination.”
After the screening, guests made their way to the Annex, but Quentin Tarantino eschewed the after-party food there for a quick stop at Johnny Rockets.