TIFF red carpet: We talk BFFs with Seth Rogen at the 50/50 premiere
At the premiere of 50/50, the Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen comedy that takes something depressing—Levitt’s character gets diagnosed with cancer—and makes it funny. Rogen, as his goofy best friend, helps him navigate the diagnosis, which gives him a 50 per cent chance of surviving. On the red carpet, fans (mostly female) had DVDs of 300 Days of Summer waiting for a signature from JGL, but since he was the last of the cast to arrive, they got a lot more love from his co-stars Anna Kendrick (in a poofy teal dress that felt more prom than Oscar-nom) and Bryce Dallas Howard (taking maternity style and the humid day by storm in a flowing maxi dress).
Since friendship is at the heart of the story, we couldn’t resist asking Rogen what he looks for in a best friend. “Someone who can put up with me, I guess, first and foremost,” Rogen said between signature guffaws. “I actually sometimes look at my friends and think, ‘What qualities do all these people share?’ And no good ones come to mind.” They all like you, we offered up. “Exactly, which does not count as a good one,” Rogen shot back, along with more guffaws. Well, we hope JGL is one of those friends; since he didn’t make it over to say hi to his fans, we’re worried he may have lost a few friends.