“The dog just won’t smell my a**”: Seth Rogen Went To Extreme Lengths For 1 Scene in a Controversially Shelved James Franco Film

For the controversial movie whose theatrical release was canceled, Seth Rogen went to extreme lengths to pull off one n*de scene.

seth rogen went to extreme lengths for 1 scene in a controversially shelved james franco film


  • Seth Rogen is one of the most infamous yet famous actor-comedian out there, due to many great comedies to his credit
  • For The Interview, Seth Rogen was so committed to getting his a** sniffed by the dog on set that he inserting a beef jerky in his a** to make the dog smell it.
  • Despite such commitment, due to the movie's controversial themes, the theatres refused to screen it as threats were made
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With mid-budget films no longer in major studios’ interests, there has been a severe scarcity of great comedies in the mainstream landscape, apart from some notable exceptions. But before IPs such as Marvel took over the industry, the 2010s witnessed a boatload of comedies, and while many of them were less than stellar, this time period also witnessed some bangers, including The Interview.


Starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, while The Interview is not the duo’s best works by far, it is still beloved by fans following its lowbrow humor. And interestingly, Rogen went to extreme lengths for the movie that unfortunately never got a theatre run.

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The Interview (2014)
The Interview (2014)

Seth Rogen Shoved a Beef Jerky up His A** For The Interview

The Interview follows the story of Seth Rogen‘s Aaron and James Franco‘s David on their mission to take out the infamous North Korean dictator, who is a fan of the late-night show run by the duo. And for his part, Rogen, famous for starring in lowbrow comedies, went a little too hard for the movie and even proceeded to take a beef jerky up his a**. For the scene in which he gets stripped by North Korean guards, Rogen recalled that the dog that was supposed to sniff his a** “just won’t smell”, which led to the actor shoving a beef jerky up his a**. He said on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

“There’s a scene in the film where I’ve shoved a rocket up my ass. I’m concealing it from North Korean guards and I get stripped down by the guards and they have a German Shepherd who’s supposed to… the joke is that the German Shepherd is smelling me and it smells my ass… I end up shoving beef jerky in my ass,”

After the scene was done, The Sausage Party Star jokingly recalled the PETA guy on set being in disbelief by the actor’s commitment to the job.

Also read: “Yeah… Until you f—k my wife”: Seth Rogen Was Scared and Confused Due To ‘The Batman’ Star’s Wild Threat

Seth Rogen | The Interview
Seth Rogen | The Interview

Theater Chains’ Reluctance to Run The Interview Led to Sony Canceling Its Theatrical Release

Despite his efforts to nail the movie, The Interview never made it to the big screens, which almost caused WW3. Even though the comedy was initially set for a theatrical run by Sony, they eventually canned their plans after major US theater chains refused to run the movie after attacks were threatened.

Also read: “You can’t think of that!”: Seth Rogen’s Horrific Real-Life Experiences From His Teenage Years Found Their Way Into Hilarious Superbad Script

The Interview
The Interview

On the bright side, the James Franco-led movie became Sony’s biggest digital release, grossing $40 million in digital rentals, making Rogen’s commitment to getting his a** sniffed by a dog worth it.


The Interview is available to stream on Peacock.



Written by Santanu Roy

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Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, and The Platters. Having expertise in everything related to Batman, Santanu spends most of his time watching and learning films, with Martin Scorsese and Park Chan-wook being his personal favorites. Apart from pursuing a degree in animation, he also possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a writer at Fandomwire with over 1000 articles.