Watch Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow talk about what it's like shooting sex scenes and more, right here. How did "Knocked Up" begin? Seth was pitching me some science-fiction that he thought he could star in or write.
And I was saying, "You know, Seth, you are funny just standing there. You do not need aliens or ghosts or magical powers. You're funny in 'The Year-Old Virgin' and you barely get up.
You're sitting in the stock room. It was my bad ideas that spawned his good idea, much like as in "Knocked Up": A bad idea can give birth to a good one. Are we seeing a new breed of leading man here?
With all due respect, you are not Matthew McConaughey. I'm very appalled by that statement. That's why Seth is on the beach a lot moving his six pack in Us magazine.
That's why I live in a little trailer in Malibu. You jog with Lance Armstrong. I brush my teeth eight hours a day too. I think he's brushing his teeth every time he's in a picture. Brushing his teeth with sand. Is this your first sex scene in a film? Uh, on film, yes. On tape I've had many. Judd, how do you handle directing sex scenes? And I was so uncomfortable shooting it that I only did one take.
I remember you tried to get me to be the guy who pulled the strings so that her nipple would come out. I thought that was illegal or something like that. Now I am so comfortable. You just do it. He knows all the terms. He's like a porno director. Judd, you've cast your wife Leslie Mann in your last two films as a drunk floozy and now an unhappy wife. What are we to glean from this? Well, it just shows the range of a woman who can play so far from her delightful self.
When we were doing the drunk scene, she was like, "I don't want to play some generic drunk girl. What can we do? Seth will videotape it, and tomorrow we'll look at the tape and you'll see what you're really like when you're drunk. I never saw that tape. The funny thing she said afterwards was, "All these years when I was drunk I thought I was acting cute, but I'm so obnoxious! I couldn't get them to do it, but I love Britney. You came back harder the second time.
You can't give up on Britney. You gotta show your love. I thought it was a funny song for two guys to be driving in a car to.
Tell me how you guys first met. I met him at the "Freaks and Geeks" audition. I had been familiar with his work for years. What were you familiar with? And Judd, what did you make of Seth? He was pretty young at the time.
He was 16 when I saw the tape. I remember the moment very clearly because it was such an important moment in my life. It was the most important moment in your life. I was laying in my bed when I saw it for the first time.
I didn't know you were laying in bed when you saw it for the first time. I might have been naked. But I was going through tapes and suddenly here's this odd kid.
He read everything funny, and he was very angry, which made me laugh. How would you compare this collaboration? I like to think so. Seth, this is a big leading role for you?
Do you imagine a career trajectory for yourself? I don't have any idea. I'm not a good planner. I just kind of do what Judd tells me.
You're going to be on a situational comedy where Mary Tyler Moore is playing your grandmother. I've already worked it out.
I don't have any real plans. If I just kept doing this I would be happy. I mean, not eating here This whole experience must feel different than "The Year-Old Virgin. I didn't know that until right now. Do you think you're set up to fail now? I always think about that. For me, I try to start a movie before the previous one gets released. We're working on two failures ahead. Catch the latest on the MTV Movie Awards, including exclusives from host Sarah Silverman, nominee and presenter announcements, photos, highlights from years past and much more at MovieAwards.
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