BREAKING NEWS Man killed in 4th of July boating accident identified Full Story

Seth Rogen admits Trump-Kim summit looked a lot like that troublesome movie he once made

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg admitted that they experienced a sense of d-j- vu watching coverage of the President Tru...

Posted: Jun 15, 2018 3:20 AM
Updated: Jun 15, 2018 3:20 AM

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg admitted that they experienced a sense of d-j- vu watching coverage of the President Trump-Kim Jong Un summit, with the latter saying that the exchange was a case of "life imitating art a little too much."

Rogen and Goldberg directed the 2014 movie "The Interview," about a talk-show host who unexpectedly lands an interview with the North Korean dictator and is then recruited by the CIA to assassinate him. The dark comedy was followed by the email hack of Sony Pictures, which was scheduled to release the film, although Rogen said in a recent interview that he doesn't think North Korea was responsible for the hack.

Participating in a conference call promoting "Preacher," the AMC series that the pair produce, Rogen and Goldberg laughed when the subject of the summit was brought up.

"I didn't think the vain, egocentric talk-show host character" that winds up meeting with Kim Jong Un "would be the president of the United States, but it seems like a possible dynamic nonetheless," Rogen said.

"It's a little much how on point it is," Goldberg added.

In the aforementioned Vulture interview, Rogen expressed regret that he had played along with Sony's request that the filmmakers pretend as if they were naive about the possible fallout from the movie and North Korea's negative reaction to it.

"They wanted us to act like we were just trying to make a silly comedy and didn't know we were making something controversial," he said. "They were asking us to look like these dumb stoner filmmakers who just happened to make a movie about Kim Jong Un without really thinking about it. Like,-we had no idea North Korea might be mad!"

Sony ultimately canceled the release of "The Interview," citing security concerns after threats were leveled against the movie and some theater owners balked at showing it.

"Preacher" -- the horror-comedy, which has also engendered controversy due to its depiction of Jesus -- will return for its third season on June 24.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 264681

Reported Deaths: 6373
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1150243487
Riverside19450479
Orange16854366
San Diego16726387
San Bernardino14922269
Imperial7039114
Alameda6855140
Fresno611077
Santa Clara5273161
Kern524582
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
Sacramento423669
San Francisco377650
Contra Costa366281
San Mateo3536108
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271921
Stanislaus266045
Kings263432
Monterey206415
Solano147625
Sonoma135911
Merced127211
Placer87711
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo67726
Madera5785
Santa Cruz4573
Napa3764
San Benito2732
Sutter2523
Lassen2420
El Dorado2260
Butte2063
Shasta1545
Humboldt1444
Nevada1291
Glenn1220
Yuba1061
Tehama881
Lake871
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Del Norte581
Calaveras530
Mono451
Tuolumne430
Inyo331
Amador310
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 93°
Oroville
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 93°
Paradise
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 93°
Chester
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 85°
Red Bluff
Clear
94° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 94°
Willows
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 93°
Elevated fire danger returns for your Monday. A Red Flag Warning is set to go into effect from 2pm through 9pm along the Eastern Slopes of the Sierra tonight. We'll be very warm and dry this week, and will get hotter this weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events