Seth Rogen is spilling some behind-the-scenes secrets from his 2013 hit comedy THIS IS THE END and he’s revealing there was one moment with Emma Watson that actually made the actress walk off the set.
During a new interview with “GQ U.K.“, Rogen discussed how Watson was uncomfortable with one scene involving cannibalism and a gimp. Rogen didn’t go into specifics about why she decided to walk off the set due to the scene but he did confirm that it did happen. That being said, it’s something he doesn’t look back on the moment as a slight against her and he went on to say “I mean, I don’t look back on that and think, ‘How dare she do that?’ You know, I think sometimes you read something, when it comes to life it doesn’t seem to be what you thought it was.”
Rogen went on to reveal that the actress did return the next day to make sure everything was cool with the cast and the crew:
“She came back the next day to say goodbye. She helped promote the film. No hard feelings and I couldn’t be happier with how the film turned out in the end. This Is The End turned out for the better. She was probably right. It was probably funnier the way we ended up doing it.”
This Is The End followed six Los Angeles celebrities who get stuck in James Franco’s house after the start of the apocalypse. The film’s primary cast featured Franco, Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson. The film was also notable at the time for a slew of celebrity cameos in the film that included Emma Watson, Rhianna, Michael Cera, Mindy Kaling, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Paul Rudd, Channing Tatum, and many more. The film was a hit at the box office, grossing $101.4 million domestically and $126 million worldwide on a $32 million budget.
The Emma Watson moment had been making the rumor rounds since the film’s release in 2013 and kudos to Rogen for confirming it without making her look bad or seem like a diva. Her actual scene in the movie is one of the more hilarious bits in the film and Rogen seems to think that the end result was much better in the long run and that wouldn’t have happened without her objections to what the scene was meant to be before.
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