Remember when Seth Rogen, everyone’s lovable chubby stoner, was actually chubby? It’s getting more and more difficult to remember. It’s now to the point where his new look is no longer new and the old Seth is a distant memory.
Not only has Rogen kept the weight off for a couple years now, he’s beaten even tougher odds and become a super hero action star in “The Green Hornet”! The unlikely role has been a hit so far, making over $40 million in its first week of release. All of this from someone who can barely take anything seriously.
He certainly doesn’t make much of a motivational speaker.
“Uh, stay fat, people. That’s my motto. It’s no picnic,” says Rogen in an interview with The Long Island Press.
There are several reasons I like Seth Rogen. One, I love his self-deprecating humor and everyman personality. I also share his frank and simple views on diet and exercise. Well, not the “stay fat” part, even though he’s joking… I think.
While there can be confusion about the details of healthy food and how best to lose weight, the big picture is pretty simple. Here’s what Rogen says:
“It’s not a mystery that if you eat healthy food and exercise you will lose weight. It will work for anyone. People know how to lose weight, they just don’t and I embrace that mentality for the most part because I’m lazy. But it’s good to know I could do it and I hope to be healthier than I was just to live longer, which is a goal of mine.”
I like it: My goal? Live longer!
While Rogen tends to play down and deflect questions about specifics in his road to fitness, the fact remains that you have to be in decent shape to do an action movie. This came in handy for “The Green Hornet,” especially after his experience with shooting his role in “Observe and Report” where he played a mall cop.
“To make an action movie, you have to be in some sort of physical shape just to do what you need to do take after take. On ‘Observe and Report,’ we had a fight scene and I literally had to go on a ventilator between takes because I was so out of shape. I remember thinking, ‘Next action movie, I should do something about this.'”
And he did just that. So, no matter how much he plays up his slacker personality, you have to give Seth credit for following through with something that he’s made no bones about disliking.