VIDEO: Seth Rogen Surprises Theater Showing The Interview, Thanks Fans
Seth Rogen surprised moviegoers at a midnight screening of The Interview in Los Angeles, thanking them for making the film’s theatrical release possible after weeks of controversy and Sony’s initial decision to pull the movie entirely due to threats made by hackers linked to North Korea. Watch the video below!
The star and his co-director, Evan Goldberg, dropped in on Cinefamily’s Silent Movie Theatre shortly before the venue showed the film, expressing gratitude for an audience that showed up to support the comedy. The duo told the crowd, “The fact that it’s showing here and you guys came out is super f*cking exciting! We just really wanted to say thank you. If it wasn’t for theaters like this and people like you, this literally would not be f*cking happening.” The audience cheered its approval.
The Interview, of course, was unexpectedly embroiled in issues of free speech, cyberterrorism, and international diplomacy after the hackers who infiltrated Sony demanded the company stop the movie’s theatrical release. The film depicts an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un, and the FBI later confirmed that the hackers had connections to North Korea. But after originally canceling the planned Christmas Day release for The Interview, Sony allowed independent theaters around the country to show it and made the movie available for online rental. Rogen seems appreciative. See the video below.