It’s no secret Emma Watson is a strong and assertive woman, so much so that if she’s not happy she’ll forgo a role. Seth Rogen has confirmed a decade-long rumour that the Harry Potter actress did just that by storming off the set of comedy film This Is the End.
Speaking to British GQ, Rogan says Watson refused to shoot a scene where Danny McBride was portrayed as a flesh-eating cannibal and Channing Tatum as a pet tied to a leash. The director and actor confirmed Watson left the set but assured there was no bad blood between the cast.
“I mean, I don‘t look back on that and think, ’How dare she do that?’ You know?” Rogen told the publication. ”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 said. ”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.”
The 2013 film stars Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. The official synopsis reads: Six Los Angeles-based celebrities are stuck in James Franco’s house after a series of devastating events just destroyed the city. Inside, the group not only have to face the apocalypse, but themselves.
Looking back at the final film, Rogen said, “She was probably right. It was probably funnier the way we ended up doing it.”
It’s not the first time Watson has called out a creative for going too far. In June 2020, the actress pushed back on transphobic comments made by Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling. Watson tweeted against Rowling saying, “Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are.’
Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) June 10, 2020