This Is Why Seth Rogen Is Apologizing to Emma Watson
"I am very sorry and disappointed it happened, I wish I had done more to prevent it."
The 2013 movie This Is the End was a raunchy film that featured a star-studded cast of actors—playing heightened versions of themselves—trying to survive the apocalypse together. Following the film, rumors began to spread that Emma Watson had stormed off set. Seth Rogen recently set the record straight about what really happened, and why he's sorry about how things went down. Keep reading to find out why Rogen is apologizing to Watson, and for more news on Rogen, Seth Rogen's Mom Shares Her Thoughts on Those Bridgerton Sex Scenes.
Seth Rogen shared his perception of the Emma Watson incident on the set of This Is the End.
During a March 29 interview with GQ, Rogen was asked about what happened with Watson on the set of This Is the End. GQ noted that the rumor was that Watson walked off set after refusing to shoot a scene that featured Danny McBride as a cannibal and Channing Tatum sporting leather underwear, chained to a leash.
"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," Rogen said. "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." Rogen conceded that Watson "was probably right. It was probably funnier the way we ended up doing it." And for more uncomfortable celebrity moments, This Resurfaced Jennifer Aniston Interview Has Fans Horrified.
Rogen then took to Twitter to clarify what really happened.
On Twitter, Rogen clarified what really happened on set. "I want to correct a story that has emerged from a recent interview I gave. It misrepresents what actually happened," he wrote in a lengthy post. "Emma Watson did not 'storm off the set,' and it's s***** that the perception is that she did. The scene was not what was originally scripted, it was getting improvised, changed drastically, and was not what she agreed to."
He also noted that "the narrative that she was in some way uncool or unprofessional" is inaccurate. And for more unpleasant moments with big stars, This Resurfaced Oprah Interview With Mary-Kate and Ashley Has Fans Livid.
According to the star, Watson advocated for herself on set.
Rogen, who wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the movie, admitted he "should have communicated better" about the alterations being made to the original scene. While the star wasn't very communicative, he recalled that Watson made sure to be vocal and advocate for herself. "She and I spoke on the night; it was overall a s**** situation, and it must have been hard for her to say something, and I'm very happy and impressed that she did. We agreed on her not being in the scene together," Rogen said. And for more celebrity news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Rogen also apologized and said he should have done better.
Looking back, Rogen is not happy with how he handled the situation. "I am very sorry and disappointed it happened, I wish I had done more to prevent it," Rogen wrote. "I was thrilled for the opportunity to work with [Watson] and would be thrilled to get that opportunity again." And for another former child star's experience in Hollywood, This Child Star Is Revealing the Damage of Being Sexualized at a Young Age.