The NSFW Subject Tom Cruise Reportedly Learned From Seth Rogen

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Tom Cruise apparently learned a lesson from Seth Rogen about the NSFW culture of today. Judd Apatow, a writer, director, and producer, claims that he met with Cruise in 2006 to go over the possibility of having Cruise star in a rom-com. Rogen was accompanied by Apatow while they were filming “Knocked Up” in order to provide moral support. When Rogen brought up “marijuana and pornography,” the men’s talk took a pearl-clutching turn, Apatow told Stephen Colbert on his program “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

“Those two subjects,” Apatow reaffirmed. “And [Rogen] begins to discuss watching adult films online.” Then Apatow portrayed a surprised Cruise learning this information for what appeared to be the first time. Apatow accurately portrayed Rogen as the actor telling Cruise that, indeed, such a thing does exist.

Apatow continued, “So anyway, no movie was made.” He also said that he believed Cruise wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the concept of pornographic films on the internet; alternatively, he might have known about them already and the question was merely an act of politeness.

Rogen told a late-night host that he’s not sure how the topic came up

Seth Rogen also mentioned the time he introduced Tom Cruise to the world of adult films on the internet. In an interview on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Rogen explained how Cruise’s biggest controversies had his reputation floundering, so Cruise was meeting with different comedians (like Judd Apatow) for opportunities. Unfortunately, Rogen did something embarrassing before the meeting even began that was surely caught on camera: he peed in a Snapple bottle in Cruise’s driveway because he didn’t want to ask Cruise to use the bathroom first thing. (Rogen told Howard Stern in a different interview that as he left Cruise’s house, he saw a blinking red light indicating that, yes, there was a camera that saw everything.)

When Meyers questioned how the topic of adult films came up in the men’s discussion, Rogen said he didn’t even remember how they got talking about it — it just happened. He was fully convinced that Cruise wasn’t faking and that he truly did not have any idea internet pornography existed until the meeting.

Rogen has also shared another memory from that conversation — Cruise pitching Scientology to him and Apatow.

Rogen feared he’d be swayed into Scientology

Although Tom Cruise and his ex-wife Katie Holmes’ divorce was caused by Scientology, they were still married and expecting their daughter Suri when they met at this encounter. When Seth Rogen’s book “Yearbook” was released, he spoke with Stephen Colbert about the incident and described how the other actor almost gave him the Scientology pitch.

The meeting between the two, according to Rogen, had been going on for a long. When the topic of movies was turned to Cruise’s poor public image, Cruise told Rogen and Judd Apatow that he believed there was a conspiracy and that the pharmaceutical industry was behind it because Scientologists don’t believe in utilizing medications.

“And then [Cruise] looks at us,” Rogen told Colbert, “and he goes, ‘You know, people have a lot of misconceptions about Scientology, and if you let me tell you for one hour what Scientology was, you would say, ‘No f****** way.'” And I remember thinking like, ‘Do I say yes?'” Rogen wasn’t sure how to respond and admitted he was worried he’d be too easily swayed into Scientology. Thankfully, Apatow declined the religion’s pitch, and they got back to talking about movies.

 

 

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