Monday, November 23, 2009

Seth Rogen: ‘I’m A Funny Jew’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Seth Rogen doesn’t see himself as a comedic actor, he just sees himself as a “funny Jew.”

The man behind raunchy flicks like Superbad and Knocked Up has a theory as to how he ended up making crude comedies.

He says there were already too many studly leading men in Hollywood, so he cornered the goofy genre instead.

Rogen explains, “Steve McQueen was taken, so it seemed like ‘funny Jew’ was next up on the list.”

He’s used his Jewish roots to develop many of his big screen characters, including the blue blob, B.O.B., from Monsters Vs. Aliens.

He says, “Even B.O.B. is a Jew. Many people don’t know that.”

Rogen admits his career may have never been if it weren’t for his nice Jewish mother, who’d let him skip school sometimes after he’d perform stand-up gigs all night at clubs at age 13.

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