Seth Rogen denies Emma Watson was "unprofessional" on film set

Amy West
·2-min read
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images

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Seth Rogen has shut down claims that Harry Potter's Emma Watson was "unprofessional" during the making of his comedy This Is the End, having opened up about the time she reportedly walked off the set just recently.

In a new interview with GQ, the Long Shot actor was asked whether there was any truth to the rumour that Watson had outright refused to film one of the movie's wilder scenes involving "Danny McBride as a cannibal and Channing Tatum wearing as a leather-thonged gimp."

"I mean, I don't look back on that and think, 'How dare she do that? You know?" Rogen replied, before noting that there are "no hard feelings" between the pair.

Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images

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He also said that he understands that "sometimes when you read something, when it comes to life, it doesn't seem to be what you thought it was."

Now, the Pineapple Express star has elaborated further, taking to Twitter to explain that his comments "misrepresent what actually happened."

The heartfelt statement continued: "Emma Watson did not 'storm off the set' and it's shitty that the perception is that she did. The scene was not what was originally scripted, it was getting improvised, changed drastically and was not what she agreed to.

"The narrative that she was in some way uncool or unprofessional is complete bullshit," it went on, as Rogen admitted that he should have "communicated better" about the scene's developments as it happened. "Because I didn't, she was put in an uncomfortable position.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

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"She and I spoke on the night; it was overall a shitty situation and it must have been hard for her to say something and I'm very happy and impressed that she did. We agreed on her not being in the scene together."

He then went on to say that he was "thrilled" to have worked with her back then and would feel the same way if he got the opportunity to do so again in the future, and apologised for not doing more to have prevented the awkward scenario in the first place.

Written, produced and directed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, This Is the End sees a bunch of celebrities get trapped inside James Franco's house due to an apocalypse of biblical proportions. Chaos, as you might expect, ensues.

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