Michael Cera made a name for himself by playing awkward teens, but he still isn’t entirely sure what the term “typecast” really means.
Michael Cera was known for so long as the awkward dweeb bumbling around both the independent circuit and the Judd Apatow stratosphere. And to some, he’ll always be Evan from Superbad or Paulie Bleeker from Juno or George Michael from Arrested Development (although you’ll have to act fast if you want to see it). Michael Cera, however, knows that viewers will be able to categorize him even though he doesn’t understand the meaning of “typecasting.”
Michael Cera explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “It could refer to the work you do or how people perceive you. These are two distinct things. It’s easy for people, when you think about the important roles I play, to classify me in their brains. That’s something I can understand.[for]Michael Cera has tried to focus his attention on projects that he finds interesting and with directors that he admires. David Lynch, for instance, cast =Cera in
Twin Peaks10 revival. Although it’s not a typecast for Michael Cera this is quite a strange one. It even has its own backstory. “I took a transcendental meditation class with some friends and a woman there claimed she was from David Lynch Foundation and invited me to meditate with David Lynch,”
Cera said, crossing off what must be a bucket-list item for like-minded people. “So, about a month later we went to David’s house, which was the house from Lost Hwy. At first, it was just me and David. He was so kind and welcoming, but I was still a little confused as to why he allowed us to meet him. I was so excited. We meditated together for 20 minutes. And then a couple of years later, I got invited to do this Twin Peaks scene…I only worked with David for about two hours when we shot that scene, but it was so much fun.”Typecast or not, Michael Cera does continue to choose interesting projects. OK, last year’s
Paws of Fury might not even be for his die-hards, but this year’s The Adults gives him a deserved leading role and the upcoming Barbie will certainly add to his oddball demeanor.Do you think Michael Cera was overly typecast for too long? Let us know your favorite performance. Let us know!