Hollywood funnyman Seth Rogen appeared in the movie The Green Hornet and, while the movie managed to gross a respectable $227m, many people considered the film to be a flop. Now, Seth, who played the lead role in the film, has revealed what he believes the issues with the movie were.
Rogen told Marc Maron's WTF Podcast, "While we were making it, it was a [frick]ing nightmare. And Gondry, the director, is wonderful at smaller scale stuff but I think he did not mesh well with [a blockbuster film]. It was his first movie with more than a $20 million dollar budget and this was $120 million dollar budget. And we had never made an action movie, he had never made an action movie."
He added, "And if there is one thing I look back on like, 'What was the problem there?' It was just the budget. We can't make a really edgy fun movie for our types of people for that amount of money. There's just too much skepticism that it draws. 'Mo money, 'mo problems. You can't take risks, [the studio] wouldn't let us take risks anyway. And that makes it very hard to make a movie that's exciting."
The Green Hornet also starred Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou and Christoph Waltz. There has been talk of a potential The Green Hornet sequel getting made in the future but Seth Rogen has all but ruled himself out of appearing in the film.
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