Seth Rogen Talked About His Non-Stop Weed Smoking And His And His Wife’s Decision To Not Have Kids
This week, Seth Rogen went on the podcast The Diary Of A CEO to talk about his life and career. There are a couple of things that are making headlines: Seth opening up about him and wife Lauren Miller making the decision not to have kids and his 24/7 weed smoking, which we’ve heard about before. 40-year-old Seth says both of these choices have helped his career. Um, I get the kids one, but weed all day, every day? If I smoke and try to get work done, I end up on YouTube watching kitten live streams. And while it’s very cute, it’s not particularly productive.
Let’s start with Mary Jane. The Independent reports that host Steve Bartlett asked Seth to explain his previous claim that he was “not quite cut out for this world, but weed makes it OK.” Here’s what Seth said:
“Yeah, for sure. I smoke weed all day, so I would imagine it would be worse if I didn’t,” Rogen said, as he agreed with his past comments.
After Bartlett then asked whether Rogen actually meant “all day, every day,” the comedian confirmed that he does smoke every day. “Yes, I smoke weed all day, every single day, since I was 20 years old maybe,” Rogen said, adding: “And I’ve been very productive in that time.”
Seth explains that when he said weed makes the world OK, he means that marijuana is “shoes or glasses”, in that it makes life easier. Huh, bit of a reach, but I get what he’s saying:
“Are shoes like a crutch we use, or are they a thing that we have culturally decided make our lives easier and better? That is exactly how weed is to me,” Rogen explained. “Could I not wear shoes? Probably. Could I not smoke weed? Probably. Would I just much rather smoke weed all day? Yes.”
“It only makes my journey through this life more comfortable, more palatable, easier to process, easier to manifest the things that I want to do, exactly how I would be trying to do the same things in my life without shoes on or without my glasses on or without a jacket on,” the actor continued. “That is what it would be like for me to do it without smoking weed.”
Another thing that makes Seth’s life more palatable? The absence of kids. Seth married Lauren Miller in 2011. You might remember Lauren from writing and starring in the actually super underrated 2012 phone sex operator comedy, For A Good Time, Call… She also wrote and directed that movie where Kelsey Grammer plays Kristen Bell’s dad. ANYWHO. BuzzFeed reports that Seth says that not having to raise children has “definitely” played a huge part in his success. When the host asks him if he thinks having kids would’ve made him and Lauren “happier,” Seth disagreed:
“I don’t think it would,” he responded. “I’ve been around obviously a lot of children, I’m not ignorant to what it’s like. … Everyone I know has kids. I’m 40, you know? I know.”
“Some of my friends have had kids for decades. Some people want kids, some people don’t want kids,” he added, before going on to suggest that a lot of people grow their families before even considering whether or not it’s actually right for them.
Seth says a lot of people have kids “before they even think about it,” but neither he nor Lauren were like that. He says that the older they get, “the more happy and reaffirmed” they are with their decision.
“It was something we kind of talked about more, and we were like, ‘Have we made the right choice? Are we sure?’ Now, more than anything, the conversation is like, ‘Honestly, thank god we don’t have children,’” he went on. “We get to do whatever we want.”
“We are in the prime of our lives. We are smarter than we’ve ever been. We understand ourselves more than we ever have. We have the capacity to achieve a level of work and a level of communication and care for one another, and a lifestyle we can live with one another that we’ve never been able to live before, and we can just do that and we don’t have to raise a child — which the world does not need right now,” Seth concluded.
I agree. The world doesn’t need any more celebrity babies. We’ve officially reached our quota. Here’s Seth on the podcast. The weed talk is about 43 minutes in, and the baby talk is around 57 minutes:
I think Seth made the right choice, cuz I can’t imagine trying to raise kids when you smoke that much weed. Or maybe it makes it more fun? One thing’s for sure, baked dads are definitely an improvement over drunk dads. “Oh no, Dad helped me with my art project and then passed out while watching Planet Earth!” versus “Dad puked on my art project and then passed out on the toilet.”
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