Seth Rogen has a serious rebel side to him, as revealed when he spoke with Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night.
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) March 10, 2014
It seems Seth had some practice going on a “crazy drug-fueled adventure” when he was 18-years-old, which gave him the ideal insight in how to play the part in his new movie The Night Before, in which he goes on a “crazy drug-fueled adventure.”
The Belfast Telegraph reports Seth Rogen told Jimmy Kimmel that he and his friend ate some magic mushrooms one night. The interview is hilarious.
How high did Seth Rogen get back in his teens? He started out in Amsterdam and ended up in Paris by the end of the night.
“We went to the train station whilst fully tripping on mushrooms and we bought train tickets to Paris, ’cause it was kinda close. We turned up in Paris in the middle of the night, just as we were sobering up, and I thought: ‘I did so many drugs, I ended up in another country!'”
How can you not know how to get into character for The Night Before, which is a Christmas story that is rated R, when you’ve got that experience under your belt? Particularly when the story is about three buddies that have a tradition of having a mega night out the night before Christmas and decide to do it for the last time before they settle down. Seth Rogen will star in the movie alongside Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
— People magazine (@people) November 4, 2015
When Jimmy asked Seth Rogen if Jesus might be upset with the movie, Entertainment Weekly reports Seth replied yes he would be, but then retracted that and said Jesus would love it.
“Jesus would love it! Jesus seems like he has a great sense of humor.”
Seth Rogen is known for his wonderful portrayal of Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs. He is also the mastermind behind AMC’s new series Preacher. GQ provides a great description of the Seth Rogen show.
“Preacher is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) embark on a journey to, literally, find God.”
— Variety (@Variety) November 2, 2015
Despite his drug-filled youth and his R-rated shows, Seth Rogen has a very charitable side. He and his wife hold an annual variety show called “Hilarity for Charity” to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease. The Huffington Post reports that they feel they can and should use comedy for good in this world.
“[Alzheimer’s is] such a sad and heavy disease, and all the [existing] events surrounding it are more serious, and rightly so – but we wanted to do the anti-that. While those are meaningful and necessary, our way, into pretty much anything, is comedy. We’re comedy writers!”
However, not everything Seth Rogen creates is without controversy. The Interview brought with it a high level of controversy when Sony pulled the movie due to terrorist threats made by hackers. The movie was shown in the end, but Seth Rogen told Huffington Post that the controversy was a bummer.
“It was a bummer. Would I make another movie about North Korea? Probably not – and I won’t be making any Isis movies any time soon.”
It’s a good thing Seth Rogen is still out there creating other movies and TV shows, as his fans would surely miss him and his unique brand of humor if he stopped.
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