Shalom Life | August 22, 2014

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.’

Woody Allen, Jeff Goldblum to Play Café Carlyle’s Fall Season Woody Allen, Jeff Goldblum to Play Café Carlyle’s Fall Season TrendingSarah Jessica Parker Takes On Ice Bucket Challenge In Front of Screaming Fans [VIDEO] Sarah Jessica Parker Takes On Ice Bucket Challenge In Front of Screaming Fans [VIDEO] TrendingGwyneth Paltrow Takes On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Chris Martin [VIDEO] Gwyneth Paltrow Takes On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Chris Martin [VIDEO] Trending
 

The Ten Best Jewish Ice Bucket Challenges

August 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
The Ten Best Jewish Ice Bucket Challenges

From Drake to Adam Sandler, here are some of the best challenges we've seen that benefit the ALS Foundation

Read More

REVIEW: The LOT’s ‘Little Mermaid Jr’ Is Colourful, Catchy and Captivating

August 22, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
REVIEW: The LOT’s ‘Little Mermaid Jr’ Is Colourful, Catchy and Captivating

The Lower Ossington Theatre's adaptation of Disney's popular 1989 film is a must-see family adventure.

Read More

7,000-Year-Old Metal Object Discovered in Israel

August 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
7,000-Year-Old Metal Object Discovered in Israel

The copper owl buried with a woman is the oldest piece of copper ever discovered in the Middle East

Read More

Ontario Students Pass BDS Resolultion

August 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Ontario Students Pass BDS Resolultion

The Ontario branch of the Canadian Federation of Students unanimously voted to boycott Israel

Read More

Israelis Turn Bomb Shelter Into Underground Casino

August 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Israelis Turn Bomb Shelter Into Underground Casino

Police find casino intact with cannabis plantation and tons of alcohol in Kiryat Gat bomb shelter

Read More

4-Year-Old Israeli Boy Dies in Mortar Attack from Gaza

August 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
4-Year-Old Israeli Boy Dies in Mortar Attack from Gaza

First Israeli child fatality brings death toll to 68, the first since Hamas violated ceasefire on Tuesday

Read More

Op-Ed: Losing Patience with Students for Justice in Palestine’s anti-Semitism

August 22, 2014 | By Elliot Hamilton
Op-Ed: Losing Patience with Students for Justice in Palestine’s anti-Semitism

SJP is far from the "social justice" movement it claims to be, as it partakes in some of the worst instances of anti-Semitism on college campuses

Read More

Ashdod Synagogue Hit By Rocket Fire

August 22, 2014 | By Ilanan Curiel
Ashdod Synagogue Hit By Rocket Fire

At least 50 rockets, mortars fired on southern Israel, with one landing near preschool and another striking an Ashdod synagogue, following violent day which saw over 100 rockets launched; IDF hit over 30 Gaza targets in response, two killed

Read More

More Headlines