Seth Rogen On Why The Fourth Of July Is Dangerous, And His Efforts Towards Alzheimer’s Disease

Seth Rogen is usually known for his funny roles and his aptitude for being a talented comedian. He recently lent his voice to the most peculiar of characters — a character who, unlike the majority of Americans, does not look at the Fourth of July as a time for celebration. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Seth Rogen lends his voice to Frank the sausage, in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming movie, Sausage Party.

A new PSA was released for the movie and featured the character voiced by Rogen. Since the character is a sausage and the day of celebration is heavily associated with barbecue grills, Rogen brought to life the concern and struggle that a talking sausage might have over the day.

Rogen’s character voiced his concern as he elaborated that millions of his friends have expired from unnatural causes, poking fun at being grilled, and even ended the PSA urging viewers to destroy their barbecue because “grills kill.” Seth Rogen’s upcoming film centers on Frank and his efforts to lead a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens to them when they are chosen to leave the grocery store. The film is set to hit theaters on August 12.

According to Coming Soon, Sausage Party is also produced by Seth Rogen.

The story was written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Jonah Hill.

Along with the laughter and entertainment that Seth Rogen wishes to bring to the people who see his movies, he also wishes to bring joy to people who are living with sadness in their lives. The goal is also shared with his wife, Lauren Miller. According to Time magazine, Seth Rogen and his wife began working together to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease shortly after they met.

Lauren Miller’s mother, Adele, is a victim of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease as she started to exhibit symptoms at 55-years-old. Ever since they decided to devote their considerable joint efforts to raise awareness for the disease, Seth and his wife have been able to raise $5 million for research.

The couple hosts a variety show called Hilarity for Charity, which promotes Alzheimer’s awareness and raises money for in-home care grants for families affected by the debilitating disease. Seth Rogen and his wife’s show hit the road just this year after five years being based in Los Angeles, with their first away-from-home show in New York City.

In 2014, Seth Rogen testified in front of a senate committee in favor of federal funding for Alzheimer’s research. The event was initially started when Seth and his wife started receiving heartfelt messages of thanks from people who appreciated their efforts in raising both money and awareness for the disease. Ever since they started the free care program for people who need it the most, Rogen and Miller have received thank you notes from people who are especially impressed that the pair are young people who are talking about the disease.

Seth Rogen spoke on feeling responsibility over charitable situations as a celebrity, saying that he started his charitable efforts at around the same time that he realized that he was “old enough and famous enough” to use his fame to a greater cause.

“In [my] 20s, I was aware that other people were doing charitable things, but it was not on the forefront of what I was thinking about, nor did I have a cause or anything that I felt that strongly about, or would be able to intelligently talk about.”

As fate would have it, that was around the time that Seth Rogen met the woman who would later become his wife, and come to learn about his wife’s mother’s medical condition.

“I was like, ‘I could actually really help bring attention to this thing.’ But it was mostly Lauren that encouraged me to do this. I probably wouldn’t have done it on my own.”

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