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Wedding Day NervesWhen Seth appeared on Howard Stern's show on January 9th 2011, he was asked how he got through the day:
"I didn't get drunk, but I was totally f**king baked the whole day. . . there were probably 100 people smoking weed there"
I Think I'm A Bad InfluencePromoting a non-weed-based film, the 2011 release of 50/50, Seth Rogen made an appearance on The Late Show in September 2011 to sit down with David Letterman for an interview. Before discussing the film, Letterman asked Seth about his personal life and his trend of making films centered on marijuana use. Seth describes how marijuana is part of his life and the lives of those around him.
Letterman: "In your own life, what percentage of the day are you loaded?"
Seth: "Uh, I wake up and go to the bathroom, so that takes 20 minutes. I don't know what percentage 20 minutes is but subtract that from 100 and pretty much that amount of time."
Seth: "No, no, not at all."
Letterman: "Now what about your fiance? Does she share this interest?"
Seth: "Uh not really, probably a little more since she started dating me. I think I'm a bad influence. I either get you to start smoking weed or I make you stop smoking weed. I will do one of those two things to you."
Letterman: "Now how old were you when you began?"
Seth: "I was around 13 years old, which is pretty young, but I'm fine so I wouldn't worry about it."
I'll Admit To Smoking Weed...Despite making it big for smoking weed in several films, Seth Rogen revealed during a September 26, 2011, interview with Howard Stern that not all of his business partners approve of the lifestyle. He mentioned that prior to doing press interviews for The Green Hornet, Sony actually told him to lay off the weed stories. Seth however had a different approach.
Seth: "When I was promoting 'Green Hornet,' Sony asked me to not tell too many weed stories. And I said, 'I don't think I'm capable of doing that.' It's kind of the only thing I can talk about... I'll admit to smoking weed all the time but I'll never admit to being stoned."
The Saying That Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug Is Bullsh*t"It's just the easiest drug to buy. . . who start's with heroin? You can't even meet a heroin dealer until you know a bunch of weed dealers. You have to work your way up." - on The Howard Stern Show in 2013
I Have A Very Specific AilmentAppearing on Conan in 2010, Seth Rogen spoke with the late-night host about medical marijuana and Proposition 19, which dealt with medical marijuana in the state of California. In the interview, Rogen explained that he does in fact have a medical marijuana prescription for what he described as a "very specific ailment."
Conan: "Now, I don't want to make any assumptions about you; I know you, I don't say I know you better than a lot of people in the business, but I'm guessing that you were disappointed that Proposition 19 failed. Is that an assumption?"
Seth: "I was, I was very – the marijuana proposition, yeah. But the good news is, literally anyone on Earth can get a medical marijuana card."
Conan: "Well in this state – that's the thing that I couldn't understand - in this state people were so, it was such a big question: will they legalize marijuana or not? And it looks like it's fairly easy thing to do, to get a medical marijuana card."
Seth: Yes, I have a medical marijuana prescription, personally. I went in, they said, 'what do you need it for?' and I said, 'I have a very specific ailment – it's called, I ain't got no weed on me right now.'"
Conan: "I ain't go no weed on me."
Seth: That's how I worded it. And the lady said, 'we actually have just the thing for that.'"
We Aren't PotheadsAppearing alongside fellow actor James Franco at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards to present an award. The funny men did a skit regarding the use of marijuana, going as far as to smoke the presumably fake substance on stage. As shown in the broadcast, MTV distanced themselves from the act by panning to a wide shot. Rogen later spoke about the incident stating that MTV was well aware of the script ahead of time, then changed their tune after the fact.
Seth: "We're here to present the award for Best Summer Movie So Far - whatever in the world that means."
James: "MTV said only two potheads like us would be crazy enough to present such a ridiculous award."
Seth: "In reality, we aren't potheads at all. We don't even smoke weed in real life."
James: "Exactly. Like on the set of Pineapple Express, we didn't even smoke. It was all fake weed."
Seth: "It was. It was like this huge bag of weed right here. This is not weed."
James: "Or this huge fatty joint right here isn't actually a huge fatty joint."
Seth: "And this lighter is not a real lighter."
James: "And he didn't really light that joint."
Seth: "And we're realy not smoking a big, fatty joint from this giant bag of fake weed on live television right this second."
James: "And this isn't really good s**t, man."
Seth: "It isn't really good weed at all. It's totally fake."
James: "And so, kids, don't really smoke fake weed like this."
I've Only Wished I Was More StonedMaking the media rounds back in 2008 to promote his stoner film Pineapple Express, Seth Rogen made an appearance on The Daily Show to talk about the film and the film's main theme, marijuana, with Jon Stewart. Rogen talks about the basis for creating a stoner action film and sends some encouraging words of wisdom to children.
Seth: "No one has done that. There's stoner movies and there's action movies. Action movies are generally enjoyed most by stoners in my opinion so it just seemed like a natural union of sorts."
Jon: "Isn't everything mostly enjoyed by stoners?"
Seth: "I would say, I've never gone to a movie and thought, 'man, I wish I was less stoned right now.' I've never thought, I've only wished I was more stoned. Ever, right now!"
The Craziest Thing EverFor Seth Rogen, smoking weed does not just become a problem in his many stoner roles, but, as he describes in this interview, once became a real-life problem. In a situation he calls "the craziest thing ever," Seth Rogen tells Playboy magazine of a time in 1998 when he was caught with the substance by the police.
Seth: "When I first came to L.A. I got caught smoking weed on a beach in Malibu and had to go to court. It was the craziest thing ever. I was thinking, We’re in Los Angeles. There are probably 400 people getting murdered at this second, and these two cops are taking an hour to write up my court summons for smoking a joint on the beach. That just seemed so f***ing ridiculous to me."