Earlier in the day, it was reported by the Hollywood Reporter that Sony’s Amy Pascal couldn’t properly step down from her position at the company, and into her new role as on-the-lot producer, because her new office space was Seth Rogen‘s old one.
This doesn’t seem like a pressing problem, but according to the report, the office spot, which was occupied by Rogen and producing partner Evan Goldberg, was filled with pot stench that couldn’t be easily removed. It was said that Pascal will move into a temporary office until the stench is removed.
Although Seth Rogen has been very vocal about his pot use, and how much it helps his creativity, he is denying this report.
Rogen made a public statement via his Instagram account about the claim. While he didn’t take the claim lightly, the man responsible for such hits as Pineapple Express and This Is The End did have a joke to make about the claim at the end of the day.
“I don’t know what’s more irresponsible: that they would print a story that is completely untrue, or that they would refer to how pot smells as a ‘stench.’ #mys**tssmellsgood.”
In an earlier interview with Elle magazine, Rogen spoke about loving weed. “I guess I could say I have a terrible case of I-wanna-smoke-weed-all-day.”
While Rogen made a joke out of the pot stench claim, Seth’s publicist, Matthew Labov, made a statement that lambasted the Hollywood Reporter and their current material that they’re publishing.
“Glad to see that Janice Min is resorting to her old ways of Us Weekly. Between this story and her hard hitting cover story on actresses and their make-up artists’, it’s great to see that important stories like this make their way to the public.”
Over the years Seth Rogen has worked on Sony Pictures lot on different projects. His latest The Interview caused a lot of hysteria, after the satirical plot, which saw Rogen and Franco’s characters trying to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, led to actual threats against the United States during their promotion of the film. It also resulted in North Korea getting involved in the now-famous Sony hack, which leaked out a ton of sensitive information and juicy gossip stories about what A-list stars are like behind closed doors.
Eventually Sony decided to scrap the entire film from theatrical release after the organization threatened violence against moviegoers. Instead, the film was released on Amazon and other VOD platforms on Christmas Day.
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