Seth Rogen Addresses The Rumours Regarding Emma Watson
Seth Rogen, who worked with Emma Watson in This Is The End, has finally broken his silence on the controversy regarding Watson abruptly leaving the sets of his film over a scene that she did not like. He stated that nothing of such sorts had happened and the Harry Potter actress did not leave the set of the 2013 movie. While he had earlier purportedly confirmed the rumour that Watson had stormed off the set of the comedy film, he issued a statement clarifying that these rumours were not true.
During an interview with British GQ magazine, Rogen had 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.” After this statement, many publications ran a story publicising the actor’s remark on the alleged incident and Rogen wanted to set the record straight.
Rogen took to Twitter and wrote, “I want to correct a story that has emerged from a recent interview I gave. It misrepresents what actually happened. Emma Watson did not ‘storm off the set’ and it’s sh***y 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. The narrative that she was in some way uncool or unprofessional is complete bulls****.”
“She and I spoke on the night; it was overall a sh***y 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. I was thrilled for the opportunity to work with her and would be thrilled to get that opportunity again. I am very sorry and disappointed it happened, and I wish I had done more to prevent it,” Rogen added.
The scene in question featured Danny McBride adopting cannibalism. He had a gimp mask-wearing Channing Tatum as his prisoner on a leash while Seth Rogen observing what is happening. This Is The End was directed by Seth Rogen with his partner Evan Goldberg.