Like so many others, he worked remotely, taking calls on 9 to 5 movie projects. Other than that, there was a lot of streaming (“The Office”, “The Larry Sanders Show”), a lot. pot and lots of tweets.
Mr. Rogen started trending on Twitter when he clashed in a high-profile war of flames with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas that lasted for days after inauguration day, suggesting that Mr. Cruz was only fit for admiration “if you’re a white supremacist fascist who doesn’t find it offensive when someone calls your ugly wife”, as well as various obscenities.
When Senator Cruz later tweeted that Mr. Rogen was behaving online like “a Marxist with Tourette”, Mr. Rogen replied that he had “a very mild case” of the syndrome, but he certainly didn’t back down. . Twenty years ago it would have been difficult to denigrate a famous stranger in this way, Mr. Rogen said – “but now, thank God, I can do it. People always think, “You’re like that on Twitter, but if you met him face to face, you wouldn’t do that.” And that is really not true. I would say one hundred percent to Ted Cruz to “… cover your ears, children!”
Mr. Rogen joked on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last April that he had “self-isolated since 2009.”
Mr. Goldberg, a friend from Vancouver elementary school who talks to him daily, agrees that Mr. Rogen was “the opposite of going crazy.”
“As a celebrity who doesn’t like going out drinking and stuff like that, he’s probably one of the best to deal with that. He love being in his house, ”said Goldberg, 38. “He loves pursuing his hobbies, he loves watching TV on his couch with his wife and dog. And that’s all. This is what he likes. I know he secretly enjoys being stuck.
With the Point Gray Pictures closing office, their production company, Mr. Rogen and Mr. Goldberg still had a lot to say. They’re writing a screenplay for director Luca Guadagnino about Scotty Bowers, a former gas station attendant who arranged for star-studded sex in the age of the big screen.