Yes, Seth Rogen Is Always High When Filming Movies

Seth Rogen in Long Shot 2019

Seth Rogen is pretty busy in 2019. He’s set to star in this weekend’s Long Shot opposite Charlize Theron and he’s set to voice Pumbaa in The Lion King. Plus he’s producing a slew of projects like the aforementioned Long Shot and Good Boys. Still, there’s one thing he consistently finds time for and it’s weed. Notably, he even likes to work while high.

During a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the late night host point blank asked him whether or not he liked to work stoned, to which Rogen confirmed “there’s 100%” chance he’s high when the audience is watching him in movies, elaborating,

Yeah, I smoke weed all day, every day of my life. For the last twenty years, exclusively [I’ve worked high]. … I do actually enjoy weed in my personal life and on film.

Stephen Colbert related a story about how one time he tried to do improv high, which is like the equivalent of telling a regular marathon runner you ran a mile once. It’s pretty adorable.

Meanwhile, Rogen also related a story on The Late Show about how he would be filming Long Shot and watching Charlize Theron, only to realize she’s a way better actor than he is. The story goes into detail about filming the scene, and it certainly sounds like he was in his head a lot while filming Long Shot.

This has nothing to do with the weed story, but also it might have everything to do with the weed. You can watch the full interview, below.

Marijuana crops up in a lot of Seth Rogen’s movies, including Pineapple Express, which is all about pot. In addition, the actor has been open about smoking while he works, previously revealing that he likes to smoke pot while writing.

I smoke a lot of weed when I write, generally speaking. I don't know if it helps me write. It makes me not mind that I'm writing. And I don't know if it makes me work better, but it makes me not care that I'm working. Who wants to work? But if you're stoned, it doesn't seem like work.

Plus, Seth Rogen recently unveiled his own cannabis company, Houseplant, which is currently selling product in British Columbia.

In Long Shot, Rogen plays a journalist who recently quit his gig due to a corporation taking over. He eventually catches the eye of a presidential hopeful played by Charlize Theron, who was his babysitter as a kid. He starts speechwriting for her and they develop a bond that turns into an unlikely romantic entanglement. And yes, it seems Seth Rogen was stoned while filming it, which is pretty fitting for the character, Fred Flarsky, he plays in the film.

Long Shot hits theaters this Friday, May 3 and could act as the perfect counterprogramming for Avengers: Endgame. See what else is being released in May with our full movie guide.

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