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    “It Fu–ing Sucks” Seth Rogen Speaks Honestly On Receiving Negative Reviews

    As an actor who’s been in the business for a long time, Seth Rogen has good with the bad. While he’s been in some great movies, there have been a few duds occasionally. Being in the business, however, hasn’t given Seth Rogen thick skin. Reflecting on these terrible times, Seth Rogen is speaking about how adversely it affects to have a film fail.

    It’s a feeling that he has faced despite being a talented filmmaker and writer. Seth Rogen recalls the blowback that ‘The Green Hornet’ received on the podcast ‘Diary Of A CEO.’ ‘Superbad’ actor spoke candidly about how a critic’s opinion can cast a shadow of doubt in an artist’s mind, which can last forever.

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    Seth Rogen Gets Upset With Negative Reviews

    Seth Rogen wants critics to have more compassion
    Seth Rogen wants critics to have more compassion

    The ‘Superbad‘ actor is being honest with the sinking feeling that comes with a movie that critics don’t react positively to. Critics can be too cruel, Rogan believes and would change their ways if they thought about the everlasting hard they did. On the podcast ‘The Diary Of A CEO,’ he opens up about battling his personal and artistic self-doubt.

    I think if most critics knew how much it hurt the people that made the things that they are writing about, they would second guess the way they write these things. It’s devastating. I know people who never recover from it honestly, years, decades of being hurt. It’s very personal… It is devastating when you are being institutionally told that your personal expression was bad. That’s something that people carry with them, literally, their entire lives and I get why. It f****ing sucks.” said the Canadian actor and writer-director on the podcast.

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    Seth Rogen Found Positivity In Negative Reviews For ‘The Green Hornet’

    Seth Rogen's 'The Green Hornet' was critical and commercial disaster
    Seth Rogen’s ‘The Green Hornet‘ was a critical and commercial disaster

    After a lifetime of comedy, Seth Rogen became a fine dramatic actor with roles like ‘50/50′, ‘Take This Waltz,’ and ‘Steve Jobs.’ He also played Bennie Loewy in Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans,’ which is nominated for 7 Academy Awards this year, including Best Picture and Best Director.

    But long after his successful transition to dramatic acting, Seth Rogen’s attempt at the superhero genre was a bust. He has also claimed that Marvel movies are “geared toward” kids. He starred in ‘The Green Hornet,’ which he doesn’t recall so fondly due to the blatant hate that movie caused.

    “For Green Hornet, the reviews were coming out and it was pretty bad. People just kind of hated it. It seemed like a thing people were taking joy in disliking a lot. But it opened to like $35 million, which was the biggest opening weekend I’d ever been associated with at that point. It did pretty well. That’s what’s nice sometimes. You can grasp for some sense of success at times.” the 40-year-old actor told the host, Steven Bartlett.

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    Shaurya Thakur
    Shaurya Thakur
    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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