Seth Rogen has confirmed the long-standing rumor that Emma Watson left the set of the 2013 comedy film “This Is the End.”
In an interview with British GQ, Rogen stated that Watson declined to participate in a scene where Danny McBride portrayed a cannibal and held Channing Tatum on a leash. However, Rogen expressed that he was not upset by Watson’s decision.
He said, “I don’t look back on that and think ‘How dare she do that?’ I think sometimes things can seem different in reality compared to how they were envisioned.
“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.”
The scene didn’t end up in the film, but Rogen added that he’s happier with the scene they used instead: “She was probably right. It was probably funnier the way we ended up doing it.”
The movie was Rogen’s directorial debut with Evan Goldberg, before they went on to direct The Interview (2014).
Rogen’s book, which is probably best described as a memoir, is coming out in May, and in true Seth Rogen fashion, his book doesn’t seem to be well, uh, traditional. Per British GQ, it’s not so much a compilation of industry stories that tell fans how he made it and more of a group of questionably appropriate stories from his life.
“Honestly,” he said, “in many ways, that was the biggest thing to overcome in my head: to demystify what a book was and what it meant to people.
And I wanted to frame it as entertainment and not, like, a deep look at how Seth Rogen came to be.”
Watson, whose last role was as Meg March in Little Women,was the subject of rumors that she was quitting acting because she hasn’t been posting on her social media accounts.
Her publicist Jason Weinberg issued a statement to Entertainment Weekly and denied these rumors.
“Emma’s social media accounts are dormant, but her career isn’t,” he said in a statement to EW.