Today I interview American comedian Seth Rogen, who is promoting his upcoming movie Sherlock Undercover, a modern take on the famous detective.
IMT: Seth you have made your name in Hollywood as a stoner. How will you be approaching this role?"
Rogen: "Look pal, let's not beat around the bush here. I'm not an actor. To call me an actor is an insult to (porn star) Ron Jeremy. Now that guy can act and fuck. What I'd give for a snake like that (laughs). I'm just a stoner which is why I always play stoner's in movies.
IMT: So it's safe to say that your Sherlock Holmes will be a departure from the refined detective we are used to?
Rogen: Fuck yeah! And we're replacing Jeeves, or whatever his sidekick's name is with a part-time stripper. We're hoping Salma Hayek will accept the role.
IMT: Interesting. I guess it's a safe bet that you didn't approach Katherine Heigl?
Rogen: No we didn't, funnily enough. And I'd just like to say for the record that I am not a sexist misanthrope.
IMT: Don't you mean misogynist?
Rogen: And I'm not that either. Don't get me started on Katherine fucking Heigl. I wish I'd never watched Grey's Anatomy. I thought it was a porno when I first saw the title (laughs).
IMT: Can you give our readers some idea of what they should expect from the movie?
Rogen: I think everyone knows the Sherlock Holmes story. It's nothing like that. Well I do play a cop. But it's set in Detroit. Without giving too much away I'm working undercover as a member of a gang. We smoke a shitload of pot and go to strip joints. The whole bit with the stripper evolves into a love story. There's plenty of violence and car chases too.
IMT: So basically there's something for everyone?
Rogen: Personally I'd like to think that there's something for everyone in all my movies but apparently the censors don't see it the same way.
IMT: Thanks for your time today Seth.
Rogen: Yeah, no problems dude. Got a light?
Sherlock Undercover is due to open on Christmas Eve.