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Emma Watson: 'I was confused by This Is the End script'

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Emma Watson has admitted that she was initially confused by the script for her latest film This Is the End.

Watson, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Rihanna and James Franco play themselves in the comedy, which sets their real-life friendships against an approaching apocalypse.

First Look: James Franco, Seth Rogen and Emma Watson in red band preview for This Is The End.


In an interview with Flicks and Bits, the 23-year-old actress admitted that playing a version of herself on the big screen was intimidating.

"I thought it sounded crazy," she said of the script. "I remember trying to get my head around it on the phone to my agent who was like, 'So, it's Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill and James Franco and Danny McBride and all these other comedians. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are making it, and all the actors are playing themselves, and it's going to be the end of the world... and they want you in the movie'."

She continued: "I'm like, 'What? Why? How?' I had so many questions. I just remember reading it and thinking it's hilarious, I thought it was the most crazy, absurd premise for a story I'd ever heard. I had to do it.

"I was taken aback - why did they think of me? - but then I read the script, and it was so funny. And I loved that they made the only two women in the story these really strong, badass, funny characters. We come off so well."

Emma Watson, hair, faux bob, 'This is the End' film premiere, Los Angeles, Roland Mouret bustier, monochrome

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Emma Watson

James Franco with Seth Rogen at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony

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James Franco with Seth Rogen



Watson also offered thoughts on starring in her first-ever broad comedy.

"This is my first ever comedy. This is one of the reasons why when I got the script I was like, 'OK, this is not my normal type of thing, this is not really always my sense humour'," she said.

"But I thought, 'How can I miss out on a chance to work with some of best... the most impressive line-up of many of the best comedians there are basically in the world right now? How could I not want to go along for a week and just see what I could learn and pick up even?' I couldn't say no. It was an amazing opportunity."

This Is the End opens on June 12 in the US and on June 28 in the UK. Watch a trailer below (warning - mature content):

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