January 11th, 2011
02:52 PM ET
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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