Seth Rogen Says He’s Putting His ‘Own Feelings’ Into ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Reboot To Make It More ‘Personal’

By Melissa Romualdi.

Seth Rogen “found a way” to make the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie “deeply personal.”

While listing some of his films that show a deeper side to his personality, the Canadian star included his upcoming ‘TMNT’ reboot with 2007’s ‘Superbad’ and 2013’s ‘This Is The End’.

“It’s a teen movie, we put a lot of our own feelings — of awkwardness and insecurity and a desire to belong and be accepted and all that — into the movie,” Rogen, 40, said recently. , to the AV Club of the next project, in which he not only plays but also serves as a producer.

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“And while I sit with the other people working on [the film]I’m like, ‘We found a way to deal with it,’ which is great,” he continued.

The Golden Globe nominee once said Collider in 2020 that the film, titled “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem”, would focus on the “teenage” aspect of the classic “TMNT” characters – Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo – which would make them more than one simple average action movie.

While the “Neighbors” actor is known for playing comedic characters, Rogen is also used to working with emotion. His recent role in “The Fabelmans,” based on director Steven Spielberg’s Upbringing, might just be his most emotional project to date.

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“It’s very directly based on his life and pretty much everything that happens in the movie is something that happened to him,” Rogen said of the film at the 10th Annual Hilarity for Charity. “While we were filming, I was like, ‘Did this happen in real life?’ and the answer was ‘yes’ one hundred percent of the time.

The ‘Pam & Tommy’ star noted that working for Spielberg “was very flattering” and felt “validating” for such a big-name director “even to know who I am, but I still think I could help their film. or that I would be additive to their film.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” is scheduled to air on August 4, 2023.

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