One of the best moments in the trailer for Seth Rogen's "This Is the End" is the split second Emma Watson bursts into James Franco's house ... as herself ... carrying an ax.
The absurdity is exactly why it's so amusing - and also why Watson decided to go for Rogen's apocalyptic comedy, even though she's not particularly known for comedic work.
The movie, which Rogen co-wrote and co-directed with Evan Goldberg, takes a look at what would happen if celebrities playing "themselves" were suddenly facing the end of the world during a party at Franco's luxury digs. At first, the former "Harry Potter" star didn't see where she'd fit in.
"I just thought it was the most absurd, weird, crazy idea," Watson told CNN at the movie's premiere in Los Angeles Monday. "I remember my agent trying to explain it over the phone to me, and me just being like 'I can't... why me? Why me?' And also, just like, 'this is so bizarre.'"
But just hearing the plot description didn't do the plot justice. "When I read the script, I just found it hilarious, and I was like 'of course I will do this - this will be hysterical.'"
Luckily, her co-stars, which includes Rogen, Franco, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill, could keep her laughing off-camera, too.
"I mean, they're all funny," the 23-year-old said. "And I don't really get the chance to be around comedians very much, so I think I particularly was super into it."
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good show lass
good show lad.
She doesn't like a virgin–
Has she lost her virginity
1. I WANT A WRITTEN DOC STATING SHE IS IN THE ACCOUNT 2-3 TIMES A DAY NOT VERBAL
2. I WANT WRITTEN CONFIRMATION CNT WAS OR WAS NOT IN THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE
3 3PM YESTERDAY EYE CONTACT WAS MADE WITH EMPLOYEE AS IF I DID SOMETHING SAME LOOK AS 2009 BEING READY TO BE SHOVED OUT
4 FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPENED IMMEDIATELLY...
5,. IS MOTORED IN RIGHT NOW AND CNT KNOWS I'M WEARING A BLACK AND WHITE SWEATSHIRT
She looks GREAT!! Anyone who doesn't think so is either dead or just stupid!! The girl is beautiful!!
she's so sweet!!!!!!!
And then her agent told her how much she'd be making if she did this movie and suddenly it wasn't so "bizarre"!
Emma is looking like a train wreck...
Started to pose naked for some publications... now trying to be funny, when she is not so funny.
Stop Emma... you get better on some evil movie than on those "funny and raise the age fast" that you are making.
cause your post didn't make sense in English.
i wouldn't describe her as looking like a train wreck. Amanda Bynes, yes. Lindsey Lohan, yup, yup. Not her though. It takes more than acting in a bad movie or two to be a train wreck imho, but to each his own.
You're nuts. She looks great.
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