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There's No Beef Between Seth Rogen and Emma Watson, But There Is with Nic Cage

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | March 30, 2021 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | March 30, 2021 |


During a recent interview with British GQ, where Seth Rogen is looking hot as hell in the photoshoot, Rogen spoke about his new sort-of memoir, Yearbook, and his new cannabis business that will invariably make him a billionaire. The media, however, fixated on a story concerning Emma Watson on the set of This is the End.

The journalist framed the incident as Emma Watson “storming off the set” of the movie during a scene involving Danny McBride as a cannibal and Channing Tatum as his leather-thonged gimp on a leash. Rogen, however, did not characterize it that way.

“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. 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.” Besides, he says, “She was probably right. It was probably funnier the way we ended up doing it.”

It’s the “storming off the set” phrase, however, that stuck with our click-happy media, which typically loves any story that involves a cast member from a Harry Potter film. As such, Rogen — despite saying there were no hard feelings and that it was not “some terrible end to our relationship” — has nevertheless had to put out a statement on the Notes app to “clarify” the story.

In other words, Emma Watson said, “No thanks, that scene’s not for me,” and Rogen said, “Cool! No sweat. We will see you tomorrow!” The end.

Nic Cage, on the other hand? He apparently doesn’t like Rogen. In that same GQ article, Rogen explained that Cage was up for the role of the villain in Green Hornet, but Cage pitched a version of the character that didn’t sit well with Rogen. Specifically, Cage “wanted to play him as a ‘white Bahamian’, with a thick Caribbean accent, and proceeded to act out a scene in which he would be dumping pigs’ blood on Rogen’s Green Hornet in a ‘creepy voodoo ritual’.”

It didn’t work out. However, Cage more recently requested a meeting with Rogen to ask if he shared the idea behind that character with James Franco, who Cage believes ripped him off for Franco’s role in Spring Breakers.

“The second part actually just happened before the pandemic,” says Rogen. “I mean, he already doesn’t like me, is the point. So he’ll continue not to like me!” In other words, don’t expect to see Nic Cage in This is the End 2, but don’t blame Rogen. That Spring Breakers character, I’m assuming, was all Harmony Korine.

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