indieliving asked:

I have a question. I'm not sure if you've ever answered it though. I once read somewhere that you told every actor in the Scott Pilgrim movie 5 (or 10?) secret things about their character to help them understand them better. I just want to know, why do you keep those secret? Is it to keep them as your sole universe or something? Was it only meant to make the characters more realistic, and never for readers to know? I really am curious about this :) besides that, I love your writing, and Kupek!

Ha ha, I actually have answered this a billion times but it always comes up. I googled and just realized that the following text is currently on the Wikipedia entry "List of Scott Pilgrim Characters"

For the film versions of the characters, O’Malley sent crib sheets that explained backstory, character motivations, and events in the book to Michael Bacall and Edgar Wright. Bacall then created a “ten secret things” for each character, according to O’Malley, for fun, and many of the entries were jokes; O’Malley said that the “ten secret things” documents were not intended to be taken seriously as character background.

I can verify that this is accurate, even if the citation on the wikipedia page is garbled nonsense!

The “10 secret things” lists were just character biographical information, stuff that was only in the books or that hadn’t come out yet (Volumes 5 and 6 were not yet published at the time preproduction began on the film). Almost nothing on them was a ‘real’ secret, especially if you’re a fan. I have answered this before here, I’m pretty sure.

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