Seth Rogen WILL Work With James Franco Again — Just Don’t Ask Him About Those Messy Allegations!
Rogen recently chatted with Vulture about his projects; past, present, and future. But when the conversation came around to #MeToo — specifically, the allegations surrounding his frequent costar and collaborator — the beloved comedian clammed right up!
While he was blunt about the fact that, “yes,” he would work with Franco again, Rogen tiptoed around the topic of Franco’s alleged sexually exploitative behavior, telling reporter David Marchese that his perspective was irrelevant because he’s “a dude.”
The actor explained:
“The truth is that my perspective on this is the least relevant perspective. I’m friends with these people and I’m a dude. All that combined makes me the last person who should be talking about this├óΓé¼┬ª There are so many people with real things to contribute to the #MeToo discussion that anything I say is not going to add anything useful.”
Well, at least he knows when to tap out of the conversation.
But the multi-hyphenate is still trying to create a dialogue elsewhere — namely, from the pages in the “progressive” films he’s been producing:
“I just try to be with the curve, not behind it. This is not in any way about pandering, but I think Neighbors 2 had an incredibly progressive message. I think Blockers has an incredibly progressive message. We hired Kay Cannon to direct it and she did an amazing job. We’re hyper aware of trying to be as representative as possible in the directors and writers and actors we work with. I’m sure we could definitely be doing more to be ahead of the curve in that way, but, again, I couldn’t be more aware that my perspective is not one people are clamoring for.”
We’re glad you know, Seth — we’ll come back for you when the Blunt’s Out movement begins.
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