Last time most of us saw Zach Braff, he was fighting off 'The Ex' and zipping through his final days as a wacky doctor on 'Scrubs.' But now, the actor/filmmaker is getting serious as the lead in Canadian filmmaker Deborah Chow's award-winning debut feature, 'The High Cost of Living.'

Braff plays Henry Welles, an American expat in Montreal who spends his time partying and dealing prescription drugs. One night, he accidentally hits a pregnant woman with his car, panics and drives away. Wracked with guilt, he ends up befriending his victim, though she doesn't know who he is.

The film is gearing up for release in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal this Friday (and available Stateside via Video-On-Demand) and Braff sat down with to talk about his experiences on the film, why he hasn't made another feature yet and why he loves 'American Beauty' and 'Real Genius.'