Actor Seth Rogen is so guaranteed to cry floods of tears during cartoons he can’t bring himself to watch Inside Out yet.
The animated movie has been a smash hit and tells the story of a little girl who is struggling to grow up via her emotions, among them Joy voiced by Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling as Disgust. It tugs at the heartstrings and because of this Seth has been working on preparing himself for it.
“Those Pixar movies are good at emotionally manipulating people,” he told Total Film magazine. “Up – the beginning of Up, there’s no way not to cry, I think. Toy Story 2 and 3 both have parts that will make you cry every time. No one makes you cry more than cartoons, though, or any movie where a dog dies, I’ll cry. I cry pretty easily at movies. I haven’t watched Inside Out yet because I know how much I’m going to cry.”
The star was discussing some of the films which have had the biggest impact on his life, with The Big Lebowski also featuring. He was at school when the 1998 movie first hit screens, and initially he didn’t understand what the fuss was about. A few years later he revisited it and now it’s among his favourites due to the “huge amount of replay value” it has.
Another genre he’s a big fan of is horror. Seth can’t play it cool when he’s watching something spooky, and he can vividly remember the impact the first Paranormal Activity flick had on him.
“I like horror movies,” he explained. “Oddly, the first Paranormal Activity movie scared the sh*t out of me. It blew me away. We watched it thinking it was going to be stupid, like, ‘This movie’s made a lot of money, but is it actually scary?’ We were in a trailer, making a movie. Broad daylight. There were five of us scared s**tless watching it. It really impressed me. I thought it was a very smart movie.”
– Cover Media