Did you only sign on because of all of the male nudity?
EFRON: Yeah. I knew I’d get to touch Seth’s bare chest. No. I signed on because, I was excited about being in an R comedy, and potentially finding one, but, I guess I didn’t want to do one with anyone except someone like Seth. In a perfect world, I thought I would get to work with him. He’s always been in comedies I really relate to, and they make sense to me. It’s not just in a jokey, comedic way. He’s reacting to life in a very real way, and I think that’s what I really appreciate about his comedies. You really feel for them. And, I was excited because he called me up and said, “do you wanna come hang out in the trailer? I have something to pitch to you.” And I was like, “that is the coolest thing ever.” You never get those calls. It never happens.
Since this was your first time working with him and you admire him, what will you both take away from this when you’re done with the film, and could you see yourselves working together in another movie?
EFRON: Dude, absolutely. I think he’s going to be a killer director. Well, he is a killer director (laughs). It’s amazing, the team of friends that he’s built up. The first thing he said to me on the first day on set, I said, “do you go home?” and he was like, “no man, all my friends are here. Why would I go home?” That is how I want to make movies, because I’ve been totally solo. It’s always been just me against everyone, and now it feels like you’re part of a family, so it’s nice.
Is he officially part of your crew now?
ROGEN: He’s in. You saw how much he was swearing. That’s the initiation.
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