Funnymen begged Seth Rogen to tone down personal beefs in new comedy

Actor/director Seth Rogen has revealed his comedy pals in new movie This Is The End asked him to tone down jokes he made at their expense in the film. Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and James Franco were among the stars who played themselves in the hilarious apocalypse movie and screenwriters Rogen and Evan Goldberg wanted the castmates to play extensions of themselves.
This gave the writer/directors the chance to poke fun at their friends’ insecurities and personal issues, which led to some tensions on set.
Rogen tells Complex magazine, “I think everyone had their own little sensitive area… except Franco… Every single person in the movie at one point came up to me and Evan and said: ‘Can we not do that? I don’t like it.’
“It was religious stuff or things about other actors. People would get uncomfortable about that kind of of stuff, ’cause you’re dragging other people into a fight they didn’t sign up for.”