Do you love movie trivia? Yup me too! It’s 5:00am and Nowshie and I are both terribly jet lagged so we’re watching this hilarious end of the world movie called This Is The End. Basically here’s what happens when the end of the world happens while Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Rihanna and many other celebs are faced with the apocalypse while attending a party at James Franco‘s house. *LOL*
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg said in an interview that they were originally going to have an additional scene play during the end credits that would show James Franco and Danny McBride smoking marijuana with Hitler in hell, but then felt that it would be too much.
Initially Michael Cera wasn’t really slapping Rihanna’s butt, but rather making the motion and stopping right before touching her. As a result, the scene wasn’t working on camera because it looked too fake. Eventually Cera asked Rihanna if he could really slap her butt, she said yes but on the condition that she be allowed to really smack him across the face each time. Cera agreed.
Evan Goldberg created a game for himself during filming. The goal of the game was to get as many cast members as possible to say, “No I can’t do that” or get them to refuse to do something. According to him, the only people he wasn’t able to break were James Franco and Seth Rogen.
Seth Rogen said that he was shocked by how much the actors would insult each other. According to him, Jonah Hill and James Franco in particular seemed to go at each other the hardest. At one point he felt like he had to intervene and remind them that they are actually friends and like each other.
Most of the paintings that can be seen hanging in the background were actually painted by James Franco.
The role that Emma Watson played was originally written into the screenplay for Mila Kunis.
According to Seth Rogen, Danny McBride was the person who made everyone laugh and break character the most. At one point, it took 18 takes and over an hour for the cast to get a joke on film because Mcbride’s delivery kept making everyone laugh.
According to Seth Rogen about 50% of the movie was ad libbed.
Originally there was going to be a joke where one of the characters said that they had smoked crack with Whitney Houston. When she died, the joke was cut out of respect and a different joke was used.
Channing Tatum agreed to film his cameo within 20 minutes of Seth Rogen sending him an email explaining the scene that he would be in.
According to Seth Rogen there is a secret celebrity cameo in the movie that only lasts “a split second.” Can you guess who? I think it’s Nicholas Cage!