Seth Rogen: “I’m not one of those actors where filmmakers that I admire ask me to be in their movies”

seth-rogen-take-this-waltzSeth Rogen can no longer be known for only playing comedic man-child parts.

The comic actor took on a dramatic role in Sarah Polley’s new indie film Take This Waltz and in an interview with Yahoo! News, said, “It’s probably closer to what I am in real life. I think I’m one of those people that when fans meet, they’re often very disappointed because I’m kind of quiet and shy. I think they expect me to have one of those hats with two beer cans strapped to my head and strippers on either side of me. So it was nice to do something where I didn’t have to be really funny all the time.”

Rogen, who starred in Superbad and Pineapple Express, admits “I’m not one of those actors where filmmakers that I admire ask me to be in their movies.  I meet them at parties and they’re nice to me, but they never ask me to work with them.  Sarah Polley is one of the first filmmakers that I’ve really liked that asked me.”

Take This Waltz also stars Sarah Silverman and Academy-Award nominated Michelle Williams.  Rogen enjoyed working with Williams, who plays his wife in the film, even though he isn’t used to serious roles.  “A lot of our scenes were emotionally demanding,” he said.  “The emotional turmoil that actors put themselves through at the drop of a hat is not the type of stuff I normally do.”

But the success isn’t going to his head.  When asked if he feels on top of the world, Rogen responded, “As a Jewish person, you generally hate yourself, but there’s moments where I feel that way.”

Take This Waltz is in limited release in theaters now.

1 Comment

  1. Dave Thompson via Facebook

    July 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    He doesn’t admire Kevin Smith?

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/tracy-letts-indignation.png
Tracy Letts on Turning Down Acting Work: “It’s not worth doing work that I’m not proud of”
"I'm in a weird and enviable position in that, because of my playwriting, I don't have to do anything as an actor I don't want to do." - Tracy Letts
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/elizabeth-moss-handmais-tale.jpg
Elisabeth Moss on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and Doing Television When Actors Weren’t “Supposed” to Do Television
"I still get excited when I get offered stuff. Like, a part of me thinks, They think I can do it! That’s awesome!" - Elisabeth Moss
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dennis-quaid-dogs-purpose.jpg
Dennis Quaid on Discovering Acting and His Early Career
"I discovered that acting was really a study of human behavior; what made people tick. And that fascinated me, and still fascinates me." - Dennis Quaid
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/jon-favreau.jpg
Jon Favreau: “Acting is the closest thing you’ll get to an apprenticeship for directing”
"I learned to read character—how people tick, and I got firsthand experience of the anxiety and fear that actors deal with." - Jon Favreau on Taking Improv Classes
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/goldie-hawn-snatched.jpg
Goldie Hawn on Finding Success: “I believe you have to start with a craft; you don’t just start with a dream”
"Learn what it is to sweat. Learn what it is to fail. Learn how to take rejection. Don't personalize it." - Goldie Hawn