Seth Rogen has issued a statement addressing the comments he made about Emma Watson and their time working on This Is The End,
In case you missed it: Rogen, in an interview with British GQ that was published earlier in the day, appeared to confirm a rumour that Watson stormed off the set of the 2013 comedy he directed with partner Evan Goldberg over a scene she did not like. Many outlets have run that story, and now Rogen is setting the records straight.
“Emma Watson did not ‘storm off the set’ and it’s shitty that the perception is that she did,” Rogen said in a lengthy message posted to social media. “The scene was not what was originally scripted, it was getting improvised, changed drastically and was not what she agreed to.”
THR says this about the scene that triggered all the conversations: “[It] involves Danny McBride as a cannibal and Channing Tatum as a sex slave on a leash. Watson was not comfortable with how that scene had progressed and Rogen explained they made the decision that she would not be a part of it.”
“The narrative that she was in some way uncool or unprofessional is complete bullshit,” Rogen continued in his statement. “I for sure should have communicated better, and because I didn’t, she was put in an uncomfortable situation.”
Rogen added that he was happy and “impressed” that Watson made clear she had a problem with how the scene had changed from what was on the page.
“I was thrilled for the opportunity to work with her and would be thrilled to get that opportunity again,” Rogen said. “I am very sorry and disappointed it happened, and I wish I had done more to prevent it.”
See his statement:
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 30, 2021