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Kieran Culkin and Michael Cera Discuss Sandwiches and Zombies In Their reddit AMA

By Jodi Smith | Lists | September 9, 2014 |

By Jodi Smith | Lists | September 9, 2014 |

The former co-stars of Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, took to reddit to promote their stint on Broadway. The pair are in “This Is Our Youth” and suggest stopping by Num Pang before the show for a sandwich. It’s right by the theater and we should get a sandwich there, according to the pair.

Michael; your performance in This Is The End made me laugh the hardest, did you enjoy playing that version of yourself?

Kieran; in what main ways did you and Macaulay’s appearance in Home Alone alter your childhood?

MC: Yeah, I had fun. It was just 2 days, and I was in New Orleans hanging out with friends for 2 days and gambling in the casino in the middle of the city. I worked for 2 days, gambled for one day, had a cockroach in my hotel room that terrorized me for a day. It was GIGANTIC and it scurried under the bed, and I had the most fitful sleep ever.
KC: It was pre everyone having a phone in their pocket. But I dunno, I would say it’s pretty normal. The weird thing was that people would forget that he was a person, which people often do when they’re famous, but they would forget he was a child, and they would come up to him and take his hat off his head and say “Yup! It’s him!” - forgetting that it’s not only a human being but also a child who could be frightened by adults acting that way. Other than that… Our childhood was pretty good.

Michael, any plans to star as a plucky, yet awkward lead in the near future?

MC: No, I’m going to play someone who’s plucky as well as awkward.


Classic question:During zombie apocalypse what would you choose as a weapon and why?

MC: Chainsaw, so you could walk around mowing them.
KC: I don’t know if that’s a good idea. You’d be stuck with hand to hand combat. And the noise would attract more zombies.
MC: So what would YOU use?
KC: I would have a gun, to commit suicide painlessly.
MC: So why am I listening to you? You’re planning on giving up! Suicide is built into your survival plan!
KC: there are WAY too many factors. If I”m protecting myself, I would have a gun and save the last bullet for myself. For a whole group… hand to hand does make more sense… What’s better than a chainsaw? A big metal baseball bat. So you can keep people at distance, it won’t attract zombies…
MC: What about a razor sharp samurai sword?
KC: It could get stuck in their shoulder! A bat could keep them away until you bash their head in and get them on the ground…
MC: What about a tank?
KC: Yeah, let’s go with a tank. You can live in it. Took a while to answer the question, but now we got there.

What is your favourite sandwich to make?

KC: OK, I haven’t made this sandwich in years, but I came up with it when I was very drunk years ago: it’s basically a grilled cheese but with Muenster - here’s a secret: when you butter the sides of the toast, you put some garlic powder on the butter. But I also sauté some mushrooms in teriyaki sauce. And the drunker you are, the better the chef you become.
MC: I have like a toaster over sandwich: turkey, swiss cheese, some spinach… dry spinach, so it will wilt in there - some mayo - some dijon mustard, and a little raspberry jam.
KC: You lost me on the mayo, and won me back with the jam.
MC: You add some crispy onions, pop it all in the toaster oven. Let it become what it’s destined to be!

What’s your favorite dinosaur?

MC: The one that killed Newman.
KC: I’m going to go with the pangolin.


What do you guys do for fun?

MC: Line diapers with Gold Bond Medicated Powder.
KC: Videogames. Gambling of all sorts. We’ve gambled in the past for money, shots, and lately for the more adult thing - exercise, where the loser has to do some exercise.
MC: The reward is watching the loser do exercise!
KC: In fact - Michael, drop and give me 10 pushups.
MC: Ughjh fuck this, I’m eating…
KC: 1…2…3…4…5…6..7..8..9…10…I should have made you do 20!

Michael, what would you be doing if you weren’t an artist?

MC: I have no idea. I’m like dealing with a pain in my neck right now, and it’s making me wonder what my life would be like if I had to do any manual labor.

KIERAN!!! I am a HUGE FAN!! There was a huge rumor going around that you and Mel Gibson actually had some trouble on the set of Signs due to his farting and blaming you and it caused tension. I feel like this is totally false, but this has been a widespread rumor for quite some time. Can you confirm?

KC: First of all, I’m Kieran, not Rory. Rory was in Signs. And I’ve never heard this rumor.