It’s no secret that Seth Rogen is a bromantic guy.
His 2013 film This Is The End is literally a cast of his best buds. While he has many long-time friendships with actors like Evan Goldberg, Jonah Hill, and Danny McBride, there is no romance more noteworthy than Rogen’s bromance with his most recent co-star, James Franco.
From their ‘Bound 2’ parody, which got the two an invitation to perform at Kim and Kanye’s wedding, to their short-lived stint as best friends on Freaks and Geeks, few friendships have had more of a personal and professional impact than the bromance of Seth Rogen and James Franco.
“It’s just funny to have friends yelling at each other. It’s just a very relatable dynamic. It’s something that most people experience in their day-to-day life.” – Seth Rogen, The Big Idea
Rogen started his comedy career in his teens doing stand up in Vancouver, and was quickly discovered by comedian and director Judd Apatow while he was still 16. After a couple of guest roles on television shows, Franco got his first big break when he was cast as bad boy Daniel Desario on NBC’s Freaks and Geeks. Rogen was cast as his fellow “freak,” Ken Miller.
The two first met during filming and although the comedy was cancelled after only one season, they formed a close friendship, and its cult following proved that their chemistry had an audience. While they didn’t rekindle their on-screen bromance until nearly seven years later in Pineapple Express, the film quickly sparked a series of consistent collaborations that shows no sign up slowing down today.
Most recently, the controversy surrounding The Interview thrust their bromance into the international spotlight, which they both claim only strengthened their friendship further.
“At one point he texted me and said ‘I’m glad it’s you I’m going through this with.’” -James Franco, Daily Herald
Whether they’re painting erotic photos of each other, receiving threats allegedly from the North Korean government, or parodying Kanye West videos, their careers are undeniable proof of the power of the bromance.
Life is always a little easier when you have someone by your side; someone you can turn to when things get rough. Whether it’s a significant other or your BFF, reach out to them today and let them know just how important they are in your life.
The Big Idea: Seth Rogen on Friendship
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