Seth Rogen is setting the record straight after an interview he conducted with British GQ was misinterpreted. The actor and director said that Emma Watson did not in fact “storm off set” on This Is the End, after objecting to a scene in which she was to interact with Danny McBride as a cannibal and Channing Tatum on a leash.
“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,” Rogen told the magazine of Watson choosing not to do the scene. “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 objected to the way Watson’s behavior was characterized by GQ, he noted on Twitter.
“Emma Watson did not 'storm off set' and it's s***ty that the perception is that she did,” Rogen wrote. “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 bulls**t.”
Rogen noted that he should have “communicated better” about the anecdote, and added that Watson was “put in an uncomfortable position.”
“She and I spoke on the night, it was overall a s**ty situation and it must have been hard for her to say something and I'm very happy and impressed that she did,” he continued. “We agreed on her not being in the scene together.”