Monday 22 January 2018

Self Portraits: Josh Rogen's co-stars

Will Lawrence

This is the End sees all the cast-members play heightened versions of themselves. Here we take a closer a look at Rogen's five main co-stars ...

JAMES FRANCO

Projects include: Spider-Man films; Pineapple Express; Milk; 127 Hours.

Rogen says: "People kind of perceive James (right) as arty and they think he's a bit weird. He is just a normal guy with a lot of interests. But he's into art and all that kind of thing so we play with that in the film."

JONAH HILL

Projects include: Evan Almighty; Knocked Up; Superbad; Funny People; Moneyball; 21 Jump Street.

Rogen says: "Jonah is known for doing these very aggressive characters who are assertive and mean and sarcastic and that's the way we originally wrote him. But then he said, 'I kind of want to be the exact opposite.'"

DANNY MCBRIDE

Projects include: Eastbound & Down (TV); Drillbit Taylor; Tropic Thunder, Your Highness.

Rogen says: "We kind of played into how you would perceive him, as being a drunken loser, even though he is a happily married father who loves photography in real life."

CRAIG ROBINSON

Projects include: The Office (TV); Pineapple Express; Shrek Forever After.

Rogen says: "With Craig we used some of the real stuff. He plays the piano and we see him playing a piano in the movie and he is singing but we kind of fabricated the personality to a large extent."

JAY BARUCHEL

Projects include: Million Dollar Baby; Tropic Thunder; Knocked Up; The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Rogen says: "I think people don't know much about Jay (right), which is what we did in the movie. It is a kind of a joke in the film that Jay is a little less famous than the rest of us!"

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