Michael Cera's trip in Crystal Fairy

Michael Cera poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival (Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images)

Michael Cera poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival (Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images)

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Brampton-born Michael Cera made his way into viewers' hearts as George Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, before appearing in movies like Juno, Superbad and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

He recently returned for the fourth season of Arrested Development on Netflix, taking on an additional role as a writer. And he's also back on the big screen with Crystal Fairy.

Shot without a script and directed by Sebastian Silva, the movie tells the story of entitled, judgmental Jamie (played by Cera) as he travels around Chile with a group of friends - and a mysterious new acquaintance named Crystal Fairy - in search for a hallucinogenic cactus. 

Jian speaks to Cera about doing mescaline on camera, getting advice from Bill Murray, and the evolution of his onscreen roles.


Jian's interview with Cera produced its own running joke. He's done the lovelorn nerd thing - or the "pencil-necked dweeb," as he put it - but would Michael Cera ever move into the realm of Hollywood blockbusters and be, say, the next Peter Parker?

"I just can't imagine doing Spiderman," he says. "I would be ridiculous at it." Do you agree?



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