Seth Rogen addresses claims Emma Watson walked off the set of This Is The End

Catherine Earp
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Seth Rogen has spoken out about reports Emma Watson once walked off the set of one of his films.

The Harry Potter actress featured in his 2013 comedy film This Is The End (Seth wrote, directed, produced and starred in the movie), and was reported at the time to have walked off after allegedly refusing to film a controversial scene.

Speaking to GQ – who claimed the scene in question featured "Danny McBride as a cannibal and Channing Tatum as his leather-thonged gimp on a leash" – Seth admitted there was no hard feelings towards Emma.

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Photo credit: George Pimentel - Getty Images

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"I mean, I don't look back on that and think, 'How dare she do that?' You know?" he said.

"I think sometimes when you read something, when it comes to life it doesn't seem to be what you thought it was. 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."

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Photo credit: Getty Images

He added: "She was probably right. It was probably funnier the way we ended up doing it."

James Franco, who is also in the movie, previously addressed the claims, but didn't confirm the person who left the set was Emma.

"I’ll admit that the scene we were doing was pretty crazy," he said while interviewing Mila Kunis for Interview in 2012. "There’s not any nudity, but it is pretty outrageous. It’s not as if the scene wasn’t in the script, though.

"In any case, I didn’t see any of this go down, but I guess she basically went up to the directors, Seth and Evan [Goldberg], and said, 'I don’t think I can do this.'

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Photo credit: Venturelli/WireImage - Getty Images

"She, by the way, didn’t have to do anything crazy in the scene. But what was going on around her was, I guess, too extreme for her. So Seth was like, 'Well, what can we do to fix it?' And she said, 'There’s nothing you can do to fix it. It’s just everything.'"

Revealing why she wanted to be part of the film, the Beauty and the Beast star said at the time while speaking to Flicks and Bits: "I was taken aback – why did they think of me? – but then I read the script, and it was so funny."

Emma added: "And I loved that they made the only two women in the story these really strong, badass, funny characters. We come off so well." Sounds like there's no hard feelings here.

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