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'Nice!' Michael Cera talks movies, stage and 'hanging out' with Hill, Rogen and Apatow

What's it like to be Michael Cera, who's gone from adolescent rising star on the small screen to adult hit at the box office over the last decade? "Nice," if the actor says so himself.Cera sat down with TODAY's Willie Geist and talked about his pleasant career trajectory and his big-screen pals.On where he's at now: 'It's nice to be 26 and still be able to be working as an actor, and I'm happy whe

What's it like to be Michael Cera, who's gone from adolescent rising star on the small screen to adult hit at the box office over the last decade? "Nice," if the actor says so himself.

Cera sat down with TODAY's Willie Geist and talked about his pleasant career trajectory and his big-screen pals.

  • On where he's at now: 'It's nice to be 26 and still be able to be working as an actor, and I'm happy where I am. I'm enjoying what I'm doing right now."
  • On the role he wanted most: "My first big movie part was in 'Superbad,' and, yeah, that was a part I really wanted to get."
  • On spending time with the famous friends he made while making "Superbad" — Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow: "I love seeing those guys, and I love working with them. And, you know, it's nice that they kind of include me in their work so that they facilitate us hanging out. That's nice!"
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Fans can currently catch Cera on Broadway in the play "This Is Our Youth," which marks a career move he never anticipated.

"If I told you five years ago you'd be on the cover of a 'Playbill,' you would have said what?" Geist asked.

"Who are you?" the always-on actor shot back. "Why are you in my room?"

"This Is Our Youth" will run at the Cort Theatre through Jan. 4, 2015.

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