Comedian Seth Rogen Says New Movie Seeks to Make Fun of Christmas Without Alienating ChristiansBlog
As comedic actor Seth Rogen promotes his new movie "The Night Before," he explained in a recent interview that his film seeks to gently mock Christmas without offending Christians.
Rogen, who stars in the film alongside Joseph Gordon Levitt and Anthony Mackie, said in a recent interview with the Sydney Morning Herald that he hopes his new comedy can poke fun at Christmas without alienating viewers.
The film reportedly follows three friends on their annual tradition to celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve through a series of comedic and occasionally excessively debaucherous events.
"You can make fun of Christians, they're cool," Rogen told the media outlet while speaking on his recent film. "Christians have their own [expletive] to deal with, they're not worried about us. So on the scale of controversial waters one could possibly navigate, this movie was very low on that list, I would say. If anything, we may offend Jews because we made a Christmas movie."
Rogen, who has starred in past comedies such as "Pineapple Express" and "Knocked Up," added to the media outlet that he's hoping his new comedy can become a "Christmas classic" that is watched year after year.
"Our film is set at Christmas and carries a lot of the tropes and themes that Christmas movies do, but it doesn't set out to alienate people," Rogen added. "One of our actual goals was to make a movie that would get played on television every year so you can't do that if you're mocking the holiday that you want to be played on."
Source: Christian Times