Seth Rogen, James Franco Reveal Details on The Interview, Talk Humanizing Kim Jong-un in Live-Tweet

The Interview
James Franco and Seth Rogen live-tweeted The Interview on Dec. 28. Ed Araquel/Columbia Pictures

Most actors and filmmakers want to keep their movies spoiler-free, but in the case of The Interview, Seth Rogen and James Franco were more than willing to share details in a recent live-tweet. After the massive Sony hack and the terrorist threats that followed, the film was pulled by the company and major theater chains from its intended Christmas Day release. 

PHOTOS: Celebs fight back on social media

Read article

To combat this decision, which both actors have spoken out against (in addition to many others in Hollywood), The Interview had a limited release in independent theaters, bringing in $1 million — an impressive gross, considering it only reached 10 percent of the intended theaters. 

PHOTOS: Biggest scandals of 2014

Read article

Rogen, 32, and Franco, 36, also took to Twitter to live-tweet the film, which can be purchased online. On Sunday, Dec. 28, the pair dished some behind-the-scenes content and details on the filmmaking process behind the controversial comedy. 

PHOTOS: Huge celeb feuds in 2014

Read article

“It’s at this point that I gotta say that it’s f—king weird I’m watching this on TV right now.  #TheInterview,” Rogen tweeted

Kim Jong Un from The Interview
Randall Park plays North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in The Interview.

For the film, about a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the This Is the End stars opened up about the thought process that went into shaping the formidable character. 

“We were gonna give Kim a big, epic entrance, but thought it would be funnier if he had a quiet, unassuming one.  #TheInterview,” Rogen wrote. “There was a lot of talk about how sympathetic we should make Kim.  #TheInterview.”

Franco added, “Randall park is flawless! He humanizes KIM! #TheInterview @Sethrogen @evandgoldberg.”

PHOTOS: Shocking TV deaths

Read article

The pair also took the opportunity to talk about some of the real-life hardships going on in North Korea. 

“The real Kim Jong Il told his sons that western culture would make them effeminate and unfit for ruling.  #TheInterview,” Rogen wrote, adding, “Two thirds of the North Korean people are starving. #TheInterview. We try to stay true to the facts, but I honestly don’t know what the North Korean regime think of Jews. #TheInterview.”

The noted smoker also added, “Weed is legal in North Korea. #TheInterview.” 

For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!