Get ready to see a very different Seth Rogen in "The Green Hornet."
In the upcoming action flick — based on a 1930s radio series that spawned movie serials, a TV show, and a comic book — Rogen is Britt Reid, a playboy who abandons his hard-partying ways to become a masked crime fighter. As the Green Hornet, Rogen gets the chance to show off some pretty high-tech gadgets as well as some seriously cool clothes.
"It was weird wearing suits every day, I have to say," the funnyman tells CNN. "Ties, lots of ties — haven't worn a tie in a movie before, I don't think." Another big change? Rogen's body.
The 28-year-old "Knocked Up" star dropped approximately 30 pounds to play the superhero so that the audience's focus would be on his character's jokes instead of his weight. But, Rogen tells CNN, "Now that the movie's over I hope to get fat again. Because I enjoy it."
Also on his agenda: getting married. Rogen has been dating actress Lauren Miller since 2004, but finally popped the question last fall. "We've been together a really long time, and it's just exciting to know that I won't get nagged about it anymore," he says.
"The Green Hornet" opens in theaters January 14.
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Wow...can't believe there are so many harsh words on this board...
Ok, I wasn't going to see this movie but will probably end up going since my husband is into the whole superhero genre. And yes, I think casting him was an odd choice, but if he can pull it off, more power to him. So what if Seth Rogan is more comfortable being chubby? That's his character, his persona...and in a shallow world it's nice to hear someone who isn't caught up in starvation/purging/exercising 24 hours a day. Chubby does not equal unhealthy, and maybe his natural build/frame is a bit larger than what we are used to seeing. As far as I'm concerned, I always thought he was sort of cute, in that "guy next door" sort of way. He's average looking, good personality, you know, the kind of guy you see next door grilling and having a beer....basically, your average Joe. Nothing wrong with that.
...and just so everyone knows...the cute Asian guy was the REAL super hero...he was smart and could kick major butt! the ugly pasty fatty just had the money to back the Asian hottie!
He was not a super hero in that movie...he was a super IDIOT! and he's still fat!
He's a comedian..he's probably just joking around..I'd bet he doesn't go gaining weight back. Maybe he just likes to eat..he isn't that fat..geez...lots of haters up in this joint
Can't wait to get fat? I wish I could say the same.. lol.. :( http://www.jennifer-gomez.net and you will see I hate being fat!!
What kind of visa does the US government give to Canadians to come and work here and settle down so easily even though the thing called talent may be miles away from them?
wait a minute....you're getting married and you're glad you can't be nagged anymore? dude, the nagging has not yet even begun.
I like Seth Rogen, but he just looks like he smells.
I see a lot of comments regarding bashing fat people or skinny is the way to go. I have dated both ends of the spectrum and there really is no difference as long as you enjoy the person. One note though for all the skinny women talking it up that eat salads, etc continously, it's all good until the guy realizes it makes you produce more gas than a top oil company.
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Seth is one of the funniest people in movies today. He spent years writing 'The Green Hornet". It cracks me up to see these comments like 'how can they make him the star of this movie?' HAHAHA He STARS in it cause HE WROTE IT!
Seth, you wore a tie in 'Pineapple Express" but I can understand why you would forget that. HAHHA You rock Seth, keep doing what you're doing!
I think Seth Rogan is such a cutie :) Chubby or not, so what. I like a man with a bit of meat on his bones. And I'm not thin, I grew up chubby, dropped about 8 dress sizes, stayed at a size 10 for a few years, now I'm a comfy, happy 16. Haters gonna hate, but like someone else posted, he is smiling all the way to the bank. I can't wait to see this movie
He's lying through his teeth. Just trying to be funny. Have to work hard to be with a good looking woman. Being fat is not an asset.
I'm fat, stepped on the scale at 291 this morning. I was 341. Losing weight is a real b!tch! Seth must be a superhero to lose weight so fast. Keep your slimmer self Seth, it keeps the wood up!
He said HE wants to get fat again because HE likes it where does he say that all fat people think that way. U do u if that's fat, skinny or whatever!!
I always though when they referred to Seth and a Fatty in the same sentence they were talking bout a joint?
I have agree with "Diana" and "Not Convinced".
Actor Seth Rogen as the suave cool Britt Reid aka The Green Hornet ?! Weird casting choice for the lead....
I wonder what Van Williams ('60s TV Green Hornet) would say about this ?
Plus has anyone seen the old tv series ?
I think the Green Hornet is going to be a decent movie, but I personally think Green Lantern is going to be loads better. But I also think it's aweome that one person leave a comment as a joke and everyone starts debating. LULZ!
I don't believe that this film is meant to be as dramatic and serious as previous "super-hero" movies. I'm refreshed to see another one of these types of films that don't take things so bloody serious. Those films usually fail me.
At least he has enough money to pay his own future medical bills instead of driving up the cost of everyone else's health insurance with his choice to be a fat, slovenly ,and lazy.
It's fantastic when fat people think they are "normal" or "healthy". You're fat...just like Seth always has been. Chances are you are lazy too and lack self-control and discipline.
You're so smug and self-righteous! You're probably skinny but that's the only "good" thing about you. Otherwise, I bet you're self-loathing and generally unpleasant to be around, you judgemental pr!ck.
"Haters gonna hate, lovers gonna love, I don't even want none of the above. I wanna p!ss on you."
All of you idiots who took the time to comment on this piece have officially wasted UR time because no matter what you think of Seth Rogen, he is smilin all the way to the bank meanwhile none of you have two nickels to rub together!
I think it's a lot different to be overweight if you're a guy as opposed to being an overweight girl. Girls have more pressure to be thin; guys..not so much. You always see thin good looking girls with overweight guys but you really never see a good looking guy with an overweight woman. Just a thought..
just blaze a lot and pay no mind to calories bro....and you'll get there!
Seth Rogen is never funny and this movie suits him.
Why are y'all being mean? I love him, he's soo cute I don't care if he's chunky, what kinda world do y'all live in? It's ok if a guy or girl is chunky as long as they are happy with the way they look!
I didn't watch the original green hornet, but if there were a rich kid today with aspirations to be a superhero, he'd probably look a lot like Seth Rogan.
Know who really sucks though? That fat guy who was on King of Queens. How in the he!! did that guy become a star?
Totally agree, I once accidentally saw his stand up on comedy central and all he talked about was food. He is coming in a movie called the dilemma with vince vaughn which is about his wife cheating on him with another hot dude. Man if all can think of is food all the time then u deserve ur stinky azz to be cheated on. Ewww...
Yo who cares
He still looks like a pork chop. And I can never see him a super hero. More like a drug addict and an ugly one at that. Your better off working at mcdonalds meth er I mean seth. U druggie u
Jealous much loser??
I dont believe I've ever seen a fat meth user.. he's a pot head, get your drugs straight you dolt.
Blah blah blah
Don't feed the trolls...
Did anyone ever stop to think that maybe he's just joking around!?!? Lighten up, people!!! & I also think that Seth is a hottie!!
I don't like being fat, but I love eating and I hate working out. Fat wins.
Enjoy the CVD, Diabetes, Cancer, and Metabolic syndrome that await you.
Hey you fatties! That's right, you fluffy americans! Leave my boy jan alone! You could still kick all your poofy behinds into tomorrow!
this guy is not fat nor was he ever fat.... it's not about being a size zero for many people it's about health. i hate when one 'chubby' celeb tries to be some leader for the rest of us...he can go die in a fire started by the fake pot he smoked that gave him this career. should have cast him as captian america not like that movie franchise has expectations!
Seth your pants size is a 40 at best now. That is not being fit
Noticed many entertaining comments, and also a few people saying there's no way in h*ll Seth should've been picked for comic hero role or can't imagine him doing it justice. My husband I thought Robert Downey Jr was the worst pick for Iron Man and couldn't imagine him n the role-then we watched it and now can't imagine neone playing the part better. Seth might surprise us and end up being perfect for it.
Seth Rogen is the man! He hasnt let me down in a movie yet. Why can't you guys give him a chance? Atleast reserve judgement until you see the movie.
Seth Rogen isn't even funny at all. I don't see what the big deal is about him.
Hum....he lost 30 lbs? He still looks like a doughboy.....
@james johnson..lol.Why so angry? Too funny..
Society is concerned about fat people's health? Aw, I'm so touched! Or at least I would be-if they acted like it! And no, making fun of people about their size is NOT caring and concern! Either that, or people have a funny way of showing it. And don't tell me fat people should lose weight if they don't want to be teased. That's a cheap excuse by small-minded people to be mean.
Who is Seth Rogan?
GROSS!! even with the weight loss he still looks overweight, with extra pounds he just looks like a slob.
Seriously Mario? So, in your opinion, anybody who weighs more than 170 lbs is a whale. And in my opinion, you can go EABOD.
Yall all crazy! AND FAT...
The guys isn't super successful because he's not good at his job. There are certainly a lot of people bashing him here.
He seems like a good guy. Best of luck to him! He's just saying how he feels, more power to him.
I like Seth Rogan but not as a superhero. Can't take him seriously.
Help can't wait to get fat again?? I didn't even notice he lost any weight. I anything he looks like he gained about 15 pounds of fat bacon
They should have picked someone else to play the part. This is one movie I don't plan on watching.
I'll eventually watch the movie...when it comes out on $1 rental on redbox.
I dunno...he still looks chubby to me...but it fits HIM. He wouldn't look right if he was a buff semi-skinny guy.
BJ champ is a guy? And tlkin bout bad abbreviation?! Society wants larger folks 2 lose weight 4 health reasons. Makes sense,u live longer. Seth will allways get tagged wit da pothead stigma. Green hornet should have been matt damon n cato shoulda been jet li. Nuff said!
I always thought George Clooney would made a bad ass Green Hornet.
@What in the World-You're a moron for coming onto an entertaiment blog to write a comment like that. You just did what the rest of us are doing you low life hypocrite cutting everyone else down because they share a different view than you do. You're the brainless one–and you're post doesn't have correct grammar.
YOUR post doesn't have correct grammar either.
Gotta say, I agree with what @what in the world said about 95% of the time. CNN bloggers do seem to be the worst-of-the-worst. Horrible, unhelpful, mean-spirited comments, usually off-topic and attacking someone. It's really pretty awful. Reading comments here is kind of like watching a guest on Maury Povich as she gets a DNA test on the 35th possibility for her baby's daddy. You are horrified and disgusted, but you can't look away!
@rs i don't come on here to be educated nore do i come on here to expect anything more than a good laugh!
saw the sneak back in December, movie was funny and entertaining
He is like the boy next door.....
Fat or not fat, the movie is going to suck big time....
Hooray for Seth Rogen! It's SO refreshing to read about a fat guy who actually ENJOYS being fat! In a society where fat people are expected to hate themselves and do anything to get thin and fit in with society's unrealistic expectations, it's nice to see someone who's not afraid to be himself. Oh, and by the way, this is ONE fat person he does speak for! GO, SETH! GO, GREEN HORNET!
Uh, what's unrealistic about being a normal, healthy weight? Plenty of people are, you know.
I'm not sure it's about expecting fat people to hate themselves. But it really is terribly unhealthy to be overweight. Seth Rogan is chubby, but I've never seen him get so big to be considered obese. Obese people shouldn't hate themselves, but it is very important to understand how many health problems stem from it. Being a healthy weight may be more attractive to some, but it will also extend your life. No judgments, just look at the adverse health effects. Even if dieting doesn't necessarily work for some people, eating healthier is always a good start.
I can never get over how brainless, unwitty and illiterate that Cnn bloggers appear, if you had a life would you be sittin around on your f_ _ a_ _es, commenting and hating on other peoples success! Big or small who cares as long as you LOVE. Good for him, shame ON YOU
Even tho he lost the weight he still has that "fat" appearance to me... ya know?...
Seth Rogen is hilarious...I love his stuff. Oh, and, Seth, ya wore a tie in Pineapple Express. But, it's cool, you probably just can't remember.
You are dead on! Great comment! I can't figure this out either! I'll wait for the movie to hit the "free movies" section of On-Demand!
Uh he still comes across as chubby to me. I will never find him attractive. That being said, I can't fathom why they chose him of all people to play a "super hero" vigilante. He can't pull off being a playboy (seriously, can you see girls flocking to him?) and will always be a pothead on screen. I guess I just can't take him seriously. Sure, he's funny but casting him as The Green Hornet?! Come onnnnnnnnn
He wrote the movie....
Diana-you know nothing about women, which is surprising since you probably are one. You gripe about women not flocking to Seth, well, you see in the movie he plays the son of a very rich person, so Seth (in the movie) is very very rich. And if you knew anything about women, you would know they will flock to a guy with a lot of money NO matter what he looks like (see Shaun White, possibly the ugliest person in the world, but has lots and lots of female fans). Translation: women (most, not alll) care more about money than looks.
Haha to Todd and Diana. I don't see Seth's appeal as a playboy- something about his face just makes him seem too friendly and not really bad a*s. I guess he doesn't have a very masculine profile , which is totally fine- he doesn't look feminine at all. And Todd – you are so right about Shaun White! Good thing he can snowboard! I would like to say no money could get me to go for that
I happen to think he's adorable, with or without the weight.
That's a really general stupid statement. Just because one person enjoys being fat does not mean he speaks for all fat people. Most fat people want to be thin. I know-I was one of them.
Go get 'em stupid, you stand up for your stupid beliefs
Seth Rogen is not the pope of the fat people...just because he enjoys being fat doesn't mean all fat people do.
Debate is still on.
How can you debate with a mouthful of butter?
It looks like Mr Vincent knows he's done in, he's going right for the heavy artillery. I hope he dies like a dog with his tongue hanging out, curse of the black hand.
Ah, Jan Michael Vincent. Spoken like a true nobody, pretending to be a wasted has been. No wonder you're angry and bitter.
He's probably grouchy because he's hungry. My prescription – more butter. On everything.
Fat people don't die with their tongues hanging out. It's hard to do that with an entire pork loin crammed in your mouth.
If I was going for the heavy artillery, I would have brought up buffalo wings and deep fried may0naise balls with gravy on top.
See, debate over. Fat people enjoy being fat.
Well, we're all just pleased as punch that you're happy.
Oh no! The secret's out. Us fatties have elected Seth Rogen as our official spokesperson.
Glad to see you could shake yourself out of your drunken, bloated, wasted stupor long enough to spit out a wry comment. It's too bad, you were really kinda hot on Airwolf.
OMG I bet you are just so jealous of Kurt Russell, he really made the acting thing work and all. You on the other hand – no wait, it's even worse. You're a nobody pretending to be a tragic has been. Aim higher.
Trolls enjoy being trolls. Move along folks; nothing to see here. Let this guy go entertain himself with a bottle of lotion and a mirror.
Geez, Jan, I thought you died a few years ago. Had to check on wiki to make sure.
Jan...male or female? One can't tell. Similar to Pat on SNL. I can imagine a lot of angry being named after a hermaphrodite.
This is very disappointing. The Green Hornet series actor Van Williams was so absolutely gorgeous that I was hoping for the same on the latest movie. No deal there!
Buffy you're a B rhymes with Witch!!!
I found this song on youtube about Seth's Observe and Report movie and thought I'd share it with you. Here's the link:
Bad abbreviation, bro. Haha
I may be fat, and not so happy about it. But you, you are ignorant. One person saying something and another person agreeing to it is all the proof you need. Now, that's some kind of narrow minded prejudice.
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