Scott Pilgrimactress Mary Elizabeth Winsteadfelt Badfor Ramona Flowers
When ' Scott Pilgrim vs. The World ' was officially optioned way back in 2005, one of the first questions on the minds of the fans was who could possibly do justice to Ramona Flowers — the object of Scott's affections — on the big screen.
And while fans didn't get their first glimpse of Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona until early last year, even Winstead was surprised to discover that she could be transformed into Bryan Lee O'Malley's unique comic book heroine.
'I really didn't even know that I could look like that,' Winstead told MTV News. 'I think Edgar [Wright] knew (more than I did) that I could put on this wig, this outfit and this makeup and be a completely different person. I was kind of amazed when I first put on the outfit. I was like 'Oh my god! I'm Ramona. This is insane!' So yeah, I was very surprised that I was able to pull it off.'
Winstead also revealed that she was able to relate to Ramona's emotional turmoil and used that to fuel her performance.
'I sort of related to how much [Ramona] doesn't like the situation that she's in,' said Winstead. 'When people are making a fuss over you and you have no control over it and how you kind of just want to disappear from that situation. I felt that was kind of sad and I felt bad for her in a way. And I could kind of tap into that.'
'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World' is in theaters today, and Scott Pilgrim Week rolls on here on Splash Page. Just in case you haven't been following along at home, here's a quick roundup of everything we've brought you this week so far.
Over the course of the week, we've posted a bunch of 'Scott Pilgrim' clips:
- New 'Scott Pilgrim' Clip: 'No More Bad Blood'
- New 'Scott Pilgrim' Clip: 'I Was Just A Little Bi-Curious'
- New 'Scott Pilgrim' Clip: 'Why Does Everything Have To Be So Complicated?'
- New 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' Clip: Seven Evil Ex's
We also posted a video from our 'Scott Pilgrim' set visit that goes behind the scenes for The Clash At Demonhead's show at Lee's Palace.
You can also watch our interviews with the cast and director of the film:
- Who Is Scott Pilgrim? Edgar Wright's Answer Kicks Off 'Scott Pilgrim' Week On MTV!
- 'Scott Pilgrim' Fight Training Crowned Michael Cera 'Mikey The Push-Up King'
- 'Scott Pilgrim' Makes Real Musicians Out Of Sex Bob-Omb Actors
- 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' Cast Reflect On Edgar Wright's Vision For The Film
And finally, make sure not to miss our 'Scott Pilgrim' Comic/Film Mash-Up Video !
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