Actor-director Seth Rogen followed in the footsteps of his frequent co-star James Franco this week after admitting the comedy “The Guilt Trip” was below his creative standards -- in fact, the movie “sucked.” The star and creator of the upcoming summer flick “This is The End” even admitted the 2012 film was made “for airplanes only.”
Rogen made the admission about his Barbra Streisand collaboration during an interview on the podcast “Doug Loves Movies” last week after the host claimed he caught the film playing during two separate flights recently E! News reported Monday. The 31-year-old actor responded saying, “We shot that movie in the format that plays on airplanes only."
Rogen jokingly claimed that he was told by producers to talk loudly to compete with airplane background noise during production. “They were like, ‘Talk loud because the engine will be roaring. You’ve got to talk over the engine; there are announcements early on in the flights. You’ve got to take that into consideration,'” he said.
Rogen also commented on his leading role in the 2011 superhero flick “The Green Hornet,” calling the film “a perfect storm of bad s—t happening.” His “This is The End” co-writer Evan Goldberg agreed, claiming it was difficult to create a film aiming to satisfy audiences in both America and China.
“We shouldn’t make expensive movies where he can’t just do a million dick jokes,” said Rogen. “That’s what we’ve learned over the years. That’s our strength. Play to your strengths.”
Rogen’s admission comes on the heels of his off-screen friend and actor James Franco’s confession in May when he told GQ that his 2011 comedy “Your Highness” was nothing short of a disaster. “That movie sucks. You can’t get around that,” Franco told the magazine.
Both actors are starring in the apocalyptic comedy “This is The End,” which hits theaters Wednesday. The film, which portrays celebrities as exaggerated versions of their public personas, received a 79 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and high box office predictions.