Seth Rogen comedies are not known for their subtleties. When the actor/writer/director commits he decides to blow a dictator out of the sky and show a massive sexual organ of a Kaiju-sized demon. That type of humor is not for everybody, and Emma Watson was one of those everybody when she walked off the set of This Is the End.
In 2013 Seth Rogen’s film This Is the End was released to good critical reviews and success at the box office. Playing a fictionalized version of themselves, the cast feature Seth’s friends and also some big Hollywood celebrities making cameos in the biblical apocalypse comedy.
One of the famous faces making an appearance in the movie was Emma Watson who had just finished Deathly Hallows Part 2 less than 2 years ago. Seth and Evan Goldberg thought of Emma and included her in the script which she read and was down to do a cameo but one scene, in particular, made her walk off the set and Seth Rogen finally opened up about the incident.
Emma Watson Walked Off This Is the End Film Set Over a Scene
This Is the End had a plethora of Hollywood stars, Rihanna, Michael Cera, both died horribly, Paul Rudd, Kevin Hart, and numerous others. They were all attending a party when the apocalypse starts and death ensued but six friends manage to survive the initial onslaught.
Seth, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson are barricaded in Franco’s house. Then one night fighting off the things outside Emma Watson arrives at the door and they let her in. It is all fine and they let Emma stay there with the boys but their talk of respecting women starts.
The boys have an awkward conversation about respecting boundaries and even in apocalypse not digging into their animal instinct. But then the world rape slips out and Emma thinks the boys are going to abuse her. She beats the guys and tries her luck outside the house.
Well, this was not the scene in question where Emma had a problem. Instead, the infamous Danny McBride and Channing Tattum as a gimp is the sequence that got to the former Harry Potter actress. She was probably supposed to be in the scene as a spectator but the whole situation caused Emma to walk off the set.
But as Seth explains it was not something horrible. While Emma did walk off the set, as he explains, she came back the next day and said goodbye to the cast and crew. Then when the film was ready for release the actress even helped out in the promotion.
During a conversation with GQ, Seth said, “I mean, I don’t look back on that and think, ‘How dare she do that?’ You know? 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.”
He went on to explain how she helped out with the project even after her filming was done. And the actor also admitted the scene worked out even better with just Danny and Channing. “She was probably right. It was probably funnier the way we ended up doing it,” he said.
It does seem like there is no hard feeling between the two. Seth Rogen is a cool guy and Emma is an amazing actress who is also a professional. And holding grudges and ill thoughts for someone else only goes to exasperate a situation that should have been gone and buried a long time ago.
Emma also spoke positively about her experience in the movie. She said 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. And I loved that they made the only two women in the story these really strong, badass, funny characters. We come off so well.”
It seems if there was ever going to be This Is the End Part 2, then Emma Watson would not mind coming back. As long as it is in a scene that is reasonable and serves the purpose of the story, that is.
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