- Seth Rogen talked about his regrets about his controversial film “The Interview,” during an episode of celebrity chef David Chang’s new Netflix show “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.”
- Unlike most of his films, Rogen said that he was given pretty much free reign on “The Interview,” but he thinks it could have benefited from more scrutiny.
- In the 2014 movie, Rogen and James Franco play journalists sent to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
- Before the film’s release, a North Korean group hacked Sony Pictures and demanded that the film not be released.
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Seth Rogen spoke candidly about his controversial film “The Interview” during an appearance on celebrity chef David Chang’s new Netflix show, “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.”
While taking Chang around his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogen said the process of making “The Interview” was different from most of his other films, which have had a lot of oversight.
Though he and his writing partner, Evan Goldberg, have cemented themselves as Hollywood hit-makers, he said their films are usually “so crazy” that they have a hard time getting made.
“‘Sausage Party’ is a good example of something that no one wanted to make … for years and years and years. And ‘This is the End’ we had a really hard time getting made even though we had all the actors attached,” Rogen told Chang.
But Rogen said that wasn’t the case for “The Interview,” his 2014 comedy about a pair of journalists sent to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un.
The movie stirred up controversy before it was even released, when a North Korean group hacked Sony Pictures and demanded that the film be axed or else they would release stolen documents from the production company.
Sony Pictures refused to yield to the group, resulting in the publishing of a lot of embarrassing information, such as Ben Affleck trying to cover up his slave-owning ancestry and huge pay disparities between male and female stars.
“‘The Interview’ would be the thing that people point to as like, ‘Oh, that’s where your hubris took you too far,'” Rogen told Chang.
“But the truth is, that movie, looking back, had the least resistance to its making. They were just like, ‘Go, go, go, you’re geniuses.’ And we’re like, ‘OK, great.’
“That, I think, was the problem with it, as opposed to our other movies. They have to jump through so many hoops to get made that by the time they’re getting made, they’re really good because they have had a lot of holes poked in them and things like that. ‘The Interview’ was the one where I was like, ‘Man, wish maybe people scrutinised that a little more.’ Could have had a couple more meetings about that one. That wouldn’t have hurt.”
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