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Michael Cera Q&a: The ‘Arrested Development’ Actor Discusses His New Kenneth Lonergan Project, Costar Mark Ruffalo And How Wally Brando Came To ‘Twin Peaks’

Michael Cera Q&a: The ‘Arrested Development’ Actor Discusses His New Kenneth Lonergan Project, Costar Mark Ruffalo And How Wally Brando Came To ‘Twin Peaks’

With no fewer than three acclaimed Broadway productions of plays written by Kenneth Lonergan to his credit – This Is Our Youth, Lobby Hero and The Waverly Gallery –actor Michael Cera seems the playwright’s ideal, go-to stand-in, an embodiment of the confusion, awkwardness, deadpan humor and sly charm that helps give Lonergan’s work its punch.

This Sunday, Cera adds another Lonergan work to his resume with a livestream table read of Hold On To Me Darling, a benefit project directed by Neil Pepe that will bring Cera together with two other Lonergan veterans: Mark Ruffalo, whose breakthrough performances arrived with the 1998 Off Broadway premiere of This Is Our Youth and, two years later, the film You Can Count On Me; and Gretchen Mol, who appeared in 2016’s Manchester By The Sea.

A benefit for Los Angeles’ Stella Adler Academy – Ruffalo’s alma mater – Hold On To Me Darling will

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