James Franco and Seth Rogen on the Set of “The Interview”

Posted on October 14, 2013

We have no idea what the movie’s about, but we’re digging the costuming. They both look pretty good.



James Franco and Seth Rogen on set of “The Interview” in Vancouver, Canada.

Although Franco’s bag and gloves are a bit over the top.

In a moment of weakness, with nothing else on TV, we rented This Is The End over the weekend and while we can’t say we loved it, we didn’t actually hate it like we assumed we would. There. That’s your “damning with faint praise” moment of the day.





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  • Rogen’s garment bag is gorgeous.

    • YoungSally

      Yet fabulously Rogen-rumpled.

      • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        I wouldn’t mind being Rogen-rumpled. What a fabulous turn of phrase.

  • You can never have enough hats, gloves or shoes. –Patsy Stone

    • Rand Ortega


    • par3182

      Even Amanda de Cadenet would have remembered the word “accessories”.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Are we supposed to guess the plot?

    Seth Rogen is an English Lit professor that falls in love with a germaphobic author (Franco). Something involving marijuana forces them to go on the run together. In the end, amidst a bunch of sophomoric penis humor, they realize they truly love each other. James Franco’s character ditches the goofy driving gloves and they live happily ever after. (At least until the Straight-To-DVD sequel is released)

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      My guess (mostly from the title) was that they were two guys trying to fake their way into jobs on Wall Street (interview!). I’m sure there would be some mishap with marijuana along the way. A “stuck up” power broker’s heart would ultimately melt for one of them (prob. Seth) and she would hire him despite his ineptitude. Everything ends in sunshine and roses!

      • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        I’m guessing Franco is playing an eccentric (and probably stoned) millionaire and Rogen is a hapless schlub trying to get a job as his PA. Hijinks ensue.

      • Little_Olive

        … because their “boss” realizes despite their complete lack of financial knowledge, they had “real” talents and brought the values of solidarity and kindness back to that cold, cold world. And everybody ends up rich.

        • demidaemon

          Of all these versions, I like Karen’s the best. Although it probably has the least chance of being true. Sadly.

    • blondie707

      My first thought when seeing Rogen’s costuming was English Lit professor! The glasses, mismatched layers, beat up satchel, and unruly hair remind me of so many professors I’ve taken classes with.

  • quiltrx

    Just looked it up–“talk show host and producer entangled in assassination plot.”
    That explains it–gloves and bag are snotty talk show host all the way.

    • Karen Belgrad

      Isn’t it against the Bitter Kitten guidelines to look up the actual plots? 🙂

      • quiltrx

        LOL–James looked way too douchey (in exactly the opposite way he usually looks douchey) for me to resist a peek.

        • tereliz


    • Tracy_Flick

      Huh. I thought they both looked like lawyers.

      • amf0001

        I thought Seth was the rumpled lawyer and James was the hit man he was assigned to defend (hence the gloves, he wears them everywhere, never leaving any prints, and carries all his numerous killing implements with him at all times.) hi jinks ensue…

  • crash1212

    Two of my least favorite entertainers in one post. Yuck. I think I’ll go for a walk now. Although, they both look OK…she says grudgingly.

    • gefeylich

      Don’t mind Franco because for all his excesses at least he’s amusing sometimes, but Rogen’s career continues to baffle me. He’s unattractive, unfunny, and slobby-looking even when a stylist gets his/her mitts on him. I cannot account for his repeated appearances in films. He must be the best-connected no-talent in the business (well, apart from Channing Tatum, that is).

  • MarieLD

    I too rented This Is the End over the weekend. I thought it was OK — I wanted to see Emma Watson, truth be told. I wished I had known about all the profanity. It was a bit much. But there were a few good moments.

  • nannypoo

    Two kind of blechy guys with great luggage.

  • tereliz

    I can say exactly the same about This is the End. It was better than It’s a Disaster, I guess, and Emma Watson was hilarious.

    Am I the only one who would do Rogan over Franco? And I don’t just mean in comparison, I mean, he’s cute in a Fozzie Bear kind of way and I bet he’s totally great on a date.

    • I love Rogan, but his laugh is a huge turn off for me. It just grates.

      • Danielle

        OH MY GOD SAME. I’m so happy to know I’m not alone!

    • alyce1213

      I wouldn’t do Franco, period.

    • deliadee

      I would totally do Rogan over Franco. He’s so cute and I love the curly hair and beard. He does seem like he’d be a fun date. Franco is just so douchey.

    • formerlyAnon

      I can’t work up that sort of enthusiasm about either one of ’em in theory. Franco just always looks . . . like not a very nice guy, and (in theory, there have been exceptions) I am not a fan of curls, beards or cuddly teddy bears. As always, if I ever met either guy, the right personality could overturn these opinions.

    • Julie Chase

      I’ve had a crush on Rogen for a long time. He’s a big teddy bear.

    • MK03

      I would take Rogen any day. I’ve had a crush on him since Knocked Up.

    • mshesterp

      I didn’t even think of Fozzie Bear until you said it, and now I can’t unsee it. I think Rogen would be an awesome date/boyfriend…he just has that warm lived-in feeling. I think he looks adorable in these photos.

  • TropiCarla

    LOL about your faint praise for This is The End. My ridiculous husband was chomping at the bit for it to come onDemand. He laughed himself silly in the corner while I tried to remain aloof and disdainful. I admit there were some funny and surprising moments. The most enjoyable part for me was that the actors clearly thoroughly enjoyed making that movie. It was fun to watch them, and my man, having such a great, silly time.

  • Emily Smith

    That movie was actually pretty amusing, giant black demon penises and all.

    • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      Oh, yes! I had forgotten about that part. I caught it right away but my husband didn’t say anything. Five minutes went by and he looked at me sheepishly and asked, “Did that giant demon have a penis?” Like guys aren’t supposed to notice other guys’ junk even when hanging from fictional CGI demons.

      • Emily Smith

        I’ve been told that’s actually a biblical thing though, the giant penises on the demons. But I loved how they even cut the super giant demon’s penis off at the one point. Gratuitous ridiculousness.

  • MilaXX

    They look like grown ups instead of the usual stoner persona they both tend to default to.

  • PastryGoddess

    It’s amazing what a little soap and water can do for people

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    In which I hang my head and admit I laughed when the guy lost his head and everyone kicked it to one another. Also, Rhianna goes to hell for taking Chris Brown back so that was good.

  • Rand Ortega

    “This Is The End” is the “Left Behind” books w/ slivers of hipster humor. I laughed twice tops (Channing Tatum’s cameo most notably).
    While I haven’t actually checked, “The Interview” appears to be a sequel to “The Guilt Trip” where Rogen’s character has James Franco’s character kill Barbara Streisand on the promise Rogen will get him an interview where Rogen’s character was recently hired. Hilarity ensues!

    • Constant Reader

      Ugh. I can’t think of any combination less appealing than “Left Behind” books and hipster humor. Seriously, I’m trying hard over here and I’ve got nothing.

  • mmebam

    I really liked This Is the End. It was everything I expected. I wanted dick jokes in the apocalypse and that’s what I got.

    • jen

      Me too. I will watch anything featuring Danny McBride. That man is hilarious.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I wish I could talk my husband into a shawl-collar sweater over a shirt/tie and under a blazer.

  • Rand Ortega

    I wonder if the Gucci bag Franco is sporting is part of his film contract, his Gucci contract or an amalgam of the 2?

  • Danielle

    This is the most groomed we’ve seen Franco in AGES.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Someone threw him in the hazmat shower I assume…

    • bingo

      well, we didn’t see whether or not the teeth are still classic Franco golden amber or not…

      • Jaeda Laurez

        I do NOT understand why his teeth look like that. He has the most meth-y looking joints…

  • formerlyAnon

    Mmmm. Layers for cool weather. I would like the womens’ version of Franco’s coat. To supplement the womens’ version of Franco’s coat I already have, except in a different length.

  • decormaven

    Rogen’s bag looks like a vintage Coach suiter. Nice!

  • GorgeousThings

    I’m glad to hear your review of “This is the End”. I was tempted to rent it. Instead, we rented “Now You See Me”. EXCELLENT FUN! It reunites Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson, bringing along Isla Fisher and James Franco’s little brother. And the rest of the cast is excellent, as is the Key Bridge in Paris, where I stood three weeks ago, and which figures prominently at the end! 🙂

  • CLTborn

    Geeking out on these grown-up freaks. <3

  • d4divine

    I could eat that Franco with a spoon!

  • H2olovngrl

    Whu can’t Franco look this good and this relaxed when he is promoting a movie?

  • calimon

    I’m imagining Franco is carrying the cutest puppy in that bag as a surprise for his girlfriend. I’m also imagining that I’m his girlfriend, for both the cute puppy and Franco.

    A girl can dream!

  • ballerinawithagun

    I own 2 pair of royal blue gloves, so I love them but they are a bit much with the whole ensemble.

    • Jean Marie Downing

      Ok, I have to ask why you have two pair. Are they different materials? Or do you have royal blue glove emergencies and always need a backup?

      I love the idea of them (I never remember gloves even if I need them) maybe I would wear colored ones more than black.

      • ballerinawithagun

        Everyone knows I’m a glove fanatic! Both are blue leather and both were gifts. One pair is an incredible gauntlet style, while the other has a warm lining for winter.

        I like the idea of a royal blue glove emergency though!

  • WittyCism

    Is Seth trying to be a Von Trapp with all those layers?

  • Mor Sh

    Iv’e heard Seth Rogen talk about this movie in an interview. James Franco plays a Ryan Seacrest type guy, and Rogen is his boss. When Franco get’s a chance to interview Kim Jong Un, they’re contacted by the government. Who wants them to assassinate the dictator.

  • lalahartma

    The gloves/bag ARE over the top, lol.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Seth Rogan + beard = Yummmmmmmm (sigh) wooof!

  • Kent Roby

    I see a cute guy with a great bag. And he’s with Franco.

  • two thirty-something queens share a manhattan apartment. one is a dandy and the other a slightly scruffy bear. they are partners in a high powered divorce law office. hijinks ensue.

  • siriuslover

    I love James Franco! I love those gloves! Both of them look very sharp in this shoot for their movie. And finally, as an aside, may I say I’m totally looking forward to “As I Lay Dying”?

  • Emily

    The end of This is the End was HILARIOUS. Otherwise just your standard stupid-dumb bro flick. You have to enjoy that kind of humour. Though I agree. It wasn’t as horrible as I expected.