Seth Rogen confirms Emma Watson walked off the set of This Is The End
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Seth Rogen confirmed a long-running rumour that Emma Watson walked off the set of his movie.
The funnyman has had some irons in the fire of late – as well as his acting and writing career in comedy filmmaking, he also runs cannabis company Houseplant with his business partner Evan Goldberg.
More recently, he partnered with Airbnb to offer fans a chance to do pottery with him at his LA home. Because, why not?
However, today we're taking a look back at his 2013 comedy classic This Is the End, about James Franco and his celebrity friends as a series of apocalyptic events leave them fighting for survival.
It's chock full of A-listers, including Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Kevin Hart, Channing Tatum, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Michael Cera and Craig Robinson - all playing heightened versions of themselves.
And let's forget Hermione herself, Emma Watson. For years, the rumour circulated that she walked off the set due to a scene that she felt took it too far.
The improvised scene involved a cannibalistic Danny McBride holding Channing Tatum on a leash, with the latter wearing a leather gimp suit.
In 2021, Rogen put the rumours to bed by confirming this to be true in an interview with GQ – although thankfully the disagreement didn't burn any bridges.
Associate editor Stuart McGurk brought up the rumour before asking: "What happened? Had she not read the script properly?"
The Superbad star replied: "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. 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."
Rogen went on to say: "She was probably right. It was probably funnier the way we ended up doing it."
Speaking of which, the scene they went with didn't come without its trials and tribulations.
As many of you will remember all too well, the clip sees McBride pulling out his leashed servant, who crawls on all fours with his butt on display.
The antagonist then points to said butt and says, "You see that? I'll f**king slide right into that, I do whatever I want, this my gimp."
Much to everyone's surprise, the gimp removes his mask to reveal himself as Tatum, who then proceeds to hump McBride's leg before professing his love for his master.
Although the creators were unsure how they'd convince the Hollywood heartthrob to take on such a role, much to their surprise, Tatum was fully on board – although he did later admit he'd 'probably had too much to drink' when he agreed. Relatable.