Seth Rogen, interviewed by the Sunday Times Magazine, on Sunday, did not clarify whether he would continue to work with co-star James Franco, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women. Two of the cases involved former students of his since closed film and acting school Studio 4, were settled in February. He spoke in detail about the need not to put anyone in such situations and that they should not be concealed. He also expressed sympathy for the victims.
Rogen was asked if he believed in the allegations and he replied saying that he could answer that he despised abuse and harassment. He added that he would never cover or conceal the actions of someone who did so, nor would he knowingly put anyone in such a situation with someone who was capable of abuse or harassment.
Rogen and Franco have worked together several times in the past and when asked about future plans, Rogen was noncommittal. He answered that he did not know if he could define the future during the interview but said that the allegations about Franco had changed many things in their relationship and their dynamic.
Asked if he would define the current status between the duo as fraught, he deflected by offering sympathy for those who allegedly faced the misconduct. He answered in the affirmative but said that the situation was not as painful and difficult for him as it was “for a lot of other people involved.” He said that he had no pity for himself in this particular situation.
Seth Rogen and James Franco have collaborated on a huge number of comedies. Some of the more popular ones include.
- Freaks and Geeks
- Pineapple Express
- Sausage Party
- This Is the End
- Knocked Up
- The Interview
- The Disaster Artist
- The Green Hornet
- The Night Before
James Franco has been away from the public eye after these allegations appeared publicly. He has also slowed down his work. He recently appeared in HBO’s The Deuce, (2019), Polar Squad (2019) and in Kill the Czar in 2018.