Foul-mouthed, warm-hearted, eminently quotable and deeply hilarious, Superbad might wind up being the best comedy of the year. Jonah Hill (Knocked Up, 10 Items or Less) and Michael Cera (Arrested Development) star as Seth and Evan, two high school life-long friends who -- in an effort to impress girls -- volunteer to buy the booze for a party. Armed only with the implausible fake I.D. their friend Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) has -- which states that he's a 25-year old resident of Hawaii with the one-word name 'McLovin' -- their search for booze goes disastrously wrong, sending Seth and Evan into the night while Fogell becomes the new best friend of two deeply inept cops (Bill Hader and co-writer Seth Rogen). At a round table interview in San Francisco, Hill, Cera and Mintz-Plasse talked about high school life, working with Judd Apatow's comedy juggernaut, how to play a character who's constantly upset, the possibility of Superbad 2 and getting punched in the face; Cinematical's questions are indicated.

Cinematical: Michael and Josh, you're playing characters named 'Evan' and 'Seth' in a screenplay written by ... Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. Did you often go to those guys ...

Michael Cera: They were on the set all the time.

Cinematical: But would you go to them for character notes, or was it all in the script?

MC: We would go to them -- not for character notes, 'How would you play it?'But, rather, 'How should I play this?', because they had very good ideas, they were very attached to the script. ...

Jonah Hill: But we weren't doing impressions; we weren't playing them in any way...

MC: I was actually doing an impression of Seth ... which is strange.

JH: This isn't an autobiographical movie for them; we weren't playing them, they just kept the names the same.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse: They were probably just too lazy to change them. ...

How far back does the script go?

JH: They started writing it when they were 13 ... over ten years ago? Which I think is why it's kind of awesome; it felt very realistic, because they started writing it while they were in high school.