Simon Pegg - Simon Pegg Unsure About Seth Rogen For Paul16 March 2011
Simon Pegg wanted an older actor instead of Seth Rogen to voice the role of alien Paul in his new sci-fi comedy film.
Simon Pegg Unsure About Seth Rogen For Paul
The British actor - who stars opposite an extra-terrestrial voiced by Seth in the comedy road-trip film - originally wanted an older star for the role but was convinced by a studio someone younger might work better.
He said: "We had older actors in mind - somebody like Rip Torn.
"But when we were talking to the studio casting people, they were keen on people who were relevant to the comedy audience.
"When they said Seth, I realised that he was young, but he had an old voice. So it was a no-brainer. When I see the movie, I forget that Seth is even in it."
He told HollywoodandFine.com: "The name had to be ordinary, though we also thought about coming up with a name that was more doglike".