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Comic Con 2008: Seth Rogen Explains How 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'

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Jul 26, 2008 | 10:29am EDT

If there is one thing I like about Seth Rogen, it’s that he never takes himself or his work too seriously. So it was no surprise that a press event about his new film Zack and Miri Make a Porno quickly digressed into somewhat of a comedy routine for the actor who took every question in stride, even the one about his own porn preferences. Check it out …

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Hollywood.com: What did you do to prepare?

Seth Rogen:

Not much, I watch a lot of porn in general so I was set. I grew a beard that was it.

HW: Is there a genre of porn you particularly find yourself drawn to?

SR:

POV Gonzo [laugh].

HW: Kevin Smith likes to write long passages of dialogue about his favorite films, what did he choose for this one?

SR:

There was a big chunk where I talk about Clerks for like three pages. [laughs] We make fun of a lot of movie titles. There is a Sleeping with the Enemy moment.

HW: Does he have a certain insight into this genre as opposed to sci fi?

SR:

Of the porno genre you mean? Kevin seems like he’s familiar with porn.

HW: So he did a lot of research?

SR:

He wrote the script with one hand [laughs]

HW: What was the first Kevin Smith movie you watched?

SR:

I liked Clerks a lot. I saw that one when I was pretty young…I thought “Wow you can make a movie where people just talk about blow jobs for 10 minutes straight?” And that’s what I do now.

HW: Why do Zack and Miri need to make a porno?

SR:

The same reason most people need to make a porno, money I assume. It is strictly out of a financial situation. They figure porn makes a lot of money in this world, quick money and that’s where it all comes from…[it’s] because its Pittsburgh in the winter and we have no heat in our apartment.

HW: How does getting into the porno business change Zack and Miri?

SR:

I turn into a Werewolf three quarters in - no I think it helps them with their ambition issues in life. They find a drive and emotions and werewolfisms and lycanism [laughs].

HW: What was it like going from kids voiceover work to rated R or NC-17 comedy.

SR:

I do all my voice work naked anyway. Next time you watch Spiderwick Chronicles think of that.

HW: Since we are at the Con, what’s the geekiest thing about you?

SR:

My Sailor Moon costume I’m wearing underneath this [laughs].

Zack and Miri Make a Porno opens in theaters October 31, 2008

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