June 10, 2023

Seth Rogen admits the bleach-blonde hair he adopted in 2022 was “objectively pathetic” for a person of his age.

Having acquired many compliments for his putting look, it was later revealed that he dyed his hair for his position within the new Apple TV+ collection Platonic.

The brand new present sees him reunite with Australian actress Rose Byrne—the pair performed a married couple in Neighbors and its sequel. This time, they star as previous buddies who reconnect as they strategy midlife, solely to disrupt one another’s worlds with hilarious penalties.

Rogen and Byrne sat down to talk with Newsweek forward of Platonic’s launch, the place they mentioned bleaching, events, and their off-screen friendship.

My Blonde-Haired “King”

Seth Rogen spoke to Newsweek about his shocking bleach-blonde hair which he debuted in June 2022 (inset).
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Rogen shocked his social media followers in June 2022 when he debuted his new blonde hair and painted nails. The social media response was resoundingly constructive for Rogen on the time, with followers calling him “my king” and suggesting it was a “attractive” look.

Rogen let loose his signature chuckle when Newsweek reminded him concerning the response.

“I do not forget that occurring and being like, ‘If folks solely knew, I am not that cool.’ It is merely a personality I am enjoying,” Rogen informed Newsweek.

When the primary trailer for the brand new present Platonic dropped, it revealed that Rogen solely dyed his hair to play the position of Will.

“What’s humorous is, within the present, my character is having a midlife disaster. So I am relationship a lady in her twenties, so I bleached my hair as a result of I hear she likes Machine Gun Kelly,” he mentioned as each he and Byrne, who’s sat subsequent to him, chuckle on the idea. “What’s humorous is it really appeared excellent, and I obtained tons of compliments, however the subtext of a 41-year-old man bleaching his hair blonde is objectively pathetic.”

He continued, “Pretty much as good because it appeared, I couldn’t ignore the subtext after which I did reduce it off, and a variety of my buddies had been like, I believed you had been gonna maintain it going, it appeared good. And I used to be like, ‘If I did, you’d have judged me. I do know you’d have thought it appeared good however you’d have considered me slightly otherwise than you do.'”

Rose Byrne’s No Longer a Get together Particular person

Inside Platonic, Rogen and Byrne play Will and Sylvia, respectively, two former greatest buddies whose lives went on totally different paths. Newly divorced Will is having success by way of his craft beer enterprise, whereas Sylvia obtained married and had three children.

Within the early moments of Platonic’s first episode, Sylvia heads to Will’s launch occasion along with her good friend Katie (Carla Gallo). Instantly unimpressed, they determine it is time to go house nearly as quickly as they stroll by way of the door.

At 43 years previous, Byrne admitted it is a feeling she’s changing into aware of.

“There’s completely a facet of me that is like, ‘I am good. I am good to go.’ As quickly as I get there I believe, ‘It was enjoyable to prepare. It was enjoyable to depart the home and have a break from the children, and now I am okay I can go house,'” she informed Newsweek.

Roe Byrne and Seth Rogen in Platonic
Sylvia (Rose Byrne) and Will (Seth Rogen) in a scene for ‘Platonic’ on Apple TV+.
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She’s not at all times so fast to make an exit although, particularly now after we had years of not having the ability to go to events.

“I went to a marriage not too long ago which was actually enjoyable, and likewise post-COVID, I believe I’ve obtained a brand new appreciation for really being within the room, and it was actually joyous to try this… However I completely relate [to Sylvia] strolling in and being like, ‘I am good’, notably at a celebration like that.'”

Will’s occasion takes place at a craft brewery the place it is a sometimes youthful crowd. “It will depend on the occasion and the place you’re. That bar was out of my league,” Byrne mentioned.

“It was lots of people,” Rogen agreed.

“A whole lot of younger folks in wonderful outfits that I did not perceive,” Byrne added.

“I really feel a variety of these scenes with you and Carla really feel very actual,” Rogen mentioned. Whereas Byrne and Rogen are reuniting after starring collectively in Neighbors and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, actress Gallo additionally starred in these films as their household good friend.

Rogen and Byrne’s Platonic Friendship

It was 2013 when Rogen and Byrne first starred collectively within the hit comedy Neighbors, and a decade later, Platonic is proof that their real-life friendship remains to be going robust.

Nicholas Stoller, who two directed the 2 comedies, has co-created the most recent collection Platonic, maybe explaining why there are such a lot of connections between these tasks and this one.

Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen Platonic premiere
Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen attend the Los Angeles premiere of Apple TV+ unique collection ‘Platonic’ at Regal LA Dwell on Could 10, 2023, in Los Angeles, California. Rogen and Byrne are reuniting after starring collectively in ‘Neighbors’ and its sequel. (Photograph by Leon Bennett/Getty Photos)
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Stoller, who has labored with the likes of Judd Apatow, Jason Segal, Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, and extra, has created plenty of comedies with nice scripts, however room for actors to improvise. This free feeling was aided by the dynamic of Rogen and Byrne’s friendship it appears.

“There’s a variety of improvisation on the present,” Rogen mentioned, as Byrne nodded to agree. “I believe we would come with references to issues that we, at occasions, did in actual life, realizing the opposite individual would love and chuckle at.

“That is at all times what we have carried out. I believe referential comedy, when the characters really feel as if they exist in the identical world because the viewer, we watch the identical reveals, and we use the identical web sites and stuff like that, that is at all times one thing I’ve preferred.” Rogen added, “I would say we introduced a variety of ourselves into the characters.”

“There have been moments for certain,” Byrne mentioned.

The primary three episodes of Platonic can be found to look at on Apple TV+ now. New episodes drop each Wednesday.