Seth Rogen is very grateful to Sony Pictures Co-Chair for agreeing to make the Interview. He said so at the movies premiere. But Rogen was annoyed with certain cuts that the studio forced him to make to key scenes in the picture because of a backlash from the North Koreans.
Amy Pascal got some much needed support from a surprising source after she has been publicly humiliated by the release of countless private emails between her and other Sony executives. There were also many e mails by others in which she was mentioned that were released as part of the great Sony hack of 2014 by people who claimed to have done in because the movie “The Interview” insults North Korea.
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Speaking at the premiere of the movie which has been at the center of all of the controversy, Seth Rogen told the audience, “Before we start this, honestly, we just want to thank Amy Pascal for having the balls to make this fucking thing!” His comments were met with a standing ovation.
Before the premiere even started he told Variety, “If you’re going to ask me questions, I’m going to run away!” and proceeded to do exactly that.
Some people may have been surprised by Rogen’s comments since some of the leaked emails showed his frustration with Pascal for wanting to make cuts to the movie. The writer. Star and producer of The Interview did indeed agree to change a scene in which the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is portrayed in less than a flattering way. Some of the more graphic details were deleted in a sequence where the dictator’s head catches fire.
In an email dated August 15th, he wrote, “This is now a story of Americans changing their movie to make North Koreans happy. That is a very damning story.”
In her own defense, Pascal wrote Rogen, “As embarrassing as this has been from my point of view, you have to appreciate the fact that we haven’t just dictated to you what it had to be. This isn’t some flunky. It’s the chairman of the entire Sony Corporation who I am dealing [with].”