Seth Rogen confirms Emma Watson DID storm off set of This Is The End after refusing to do a controversial scene involving a cannibal and gimp
Seth Rogen is addressing claims that actress Emma Watson stormed off the set of his 2013 disaster comedy This Is The End.
He was asked to set the record straight on a Tumblr post written by a film extra, who had alleged that Watson refused to partake in a scene where Danny McBride — who played a cannibal in the film — had to walk Channing Tatum on a leash as his gimp.
The 38-year-old funnyman and writer/director of the film confirmed the incident’s truth in conversation with British GQ, but told the publication there are ‘no hard feelings’ between them.
Addressing the rumors: Seth Rogen, 38, addresses claims that Emma Watson, 30, ‘stormed off’ the set of his 2013 disaster comedy This Is The End after refusing to do a scene she thought was politically incorrect; pictured 2020
Not having it: An extra on the film reported that the Harry Potter star refused to partake in a scene where Danny McBride — who played a cannibal in the film — had to walk Channing Tatum on a leash as his gimp; pictured 2019
Rogen said: ‘I mean, I don’t look back on that and think, “How dare she do that?” You know?’
‘I think sometimes when you read something, when it comes to life it doesn’t seem to be what you thought it was. But it was not some terrible ending to our relationship,’ he shared.
He acknowledged that ‘she was probably right,’ with regards to the political incorrectness of the the scene in question, but overall added ‘It was probably funnier the way we ended up doing it.’
The Superbad star noted that the Harry Potter darling was nothing but supportive overall, and the film went on to become a big success.
Signing off: Rogen shared in the interview that Watson ended up being very supportive of the film in the end despite her hesitance about the scene, him adding ‘she was probably right’
Controversial scene: The scene in question was one of the film’s most memorable parts, Tatum removing his leather wrestling mask to reveal he was McBride’s sex slave
‘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.’
The comedy is about an apocalypse unfolding at a Hollywood party thrown by James Franco, where stars including Watson, Jonah Hill and Jay Baruchel all play heightened versions of themselves.
Another feat that Rogen had opened up about on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio was how he managed to get the Magic Mike performer to play a leather-clad sex slave in the first place, proving his comedic and convincing prowess over email.
The email sent to Tatum read: ‘The gimp is wearing a wrestling mask, and when he pulls it up we would love nothing more than for it to be you underneath … Please don’t take this the wrong way or be insulted by this. We just think it’s a great joke and you would be great doing it.’
Convincing: Another feat that Rogen had opened up about on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio was how he managed to get the Magic Mike performer to play a leather-clad sex slave in the first place, proving his comedic and convincing prowess over email; pictured 2020