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Seth Rogen smokes a lot of weed

The actor/writer admits to smoking pot while writing

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: September 30th, 2011 in Culture » Film » News

Seth Rogen smokes a lot of weed

Seth Rogen, the funnyman who brought us some of the best comedies of the last decade including Superbad and Pineapple Express, admitted in a recent interview with MTV News that he smokes a copious amount of pot while writing.

Many writers, artists, poets, and “creative types” throughout history have used marijuana (and many other drugs) to help with the inspirational process while conceptualizing a new project… so it’s no surprise that Rogen has jumped on that bandwagon. The actor/writer/director acknowledges that the weed relaxes him and takes away the pressure.

While speaking with MTV News regarding his new film ‘50/50’ in which Rogen stars, wrote, and directed, he said “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 stones, it doesn’t seem like work.”

Seth also added that smoking pot is nothing new to him, and actually doesn’t seem like something that needs to be confessed.

“I think a lot of people smoke weed. I think way more people smoke weed than the media likes to acknowledge. Maybe it’s just the people I’m around, but I don’t think so. Pretty much everyone that I know smokes weed sometimes- with the exception of my parents,” Rogen said.

Seth Rogen currently has two productions in the works that he wrote including ‘Neighborhood Watch’ and ‘Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse.’

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