Seth Rogen Dishes on His Co-Stars in The Green Hornet
12.24.10 by BJSprecher
Even though Seth Rogen plays the title character in The Green Hornet, the recent focus of Columbia Pictures' promotional campaign for the movie has been on the Green Hornet's sidekick, Kato (Jay Chou). Even Cameron Diaz, who plays Lenore Case, a hip, savvy assistant to the crimefighting duo, has gotten a fair share of the spotlight recently. But, it doesn't seem to bother Rogen that he's playing second fiddle to his co-stars. In fact, in a recent interview with ET, Rogen heaped praise on Chou and Diaz.
Rogen said that when it came to casting Kato, he knew right away that Chou was the man for the job...and that there was no way his Kato would be taking orders from Rogen's Green Hornet.
As soon as we saw him, we were like, "This guy is really cool. He kind of seems like a pop star, you know? He's really charismatic, he's handsome, he has the cool hair, and he just seemed like the last guy who should be subservient to me.
Rogen said that Diaz brought a lot to the character of Case and that she was a lot of fun to work with.
[Cameron is] always looking for new little ways to do [a scene], and funny little things to do, and she really enjoys that. It's just always nice when you work with somebody who's really into it and really loves it and enjoys it, you know?
Rogen, who co-wrote The Green Hornet with his friend and frequent collaborator, Evan Goldberg, said that his intention with The Green Hornet is to "wow" the audience by offering up something different.
You have to show people something they've never seen before. I mean, that's what I like when I go see an action movie. I come away with those moments where you're just like, "Wow, I've never quite seen that before."
The Green Hornet was directed by Michel Gondry (Be Kind Rewind). Edward Furlong, Edward James Olmos, Tom Wilkinson and Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz also star.