Seth Rogen and Wife Talk About Their ‘Hall Passes’ While Painting a Menorah

True Seth Rogen fans will know of his latest passion, and no, it’s not weed. Well, it’s weed-adjacent. 

Over the past year, Rogen has flaunted many a handmade ceramic ashtray on his Instagram. They’re actually quite nice and practical, especially the new one he made last week that opens up so you can clean out the gunk:

Aware of Rogen’s very on brand hobby, when the comedian and his wife Lauren Miller Rogen recently joined KTLA 5 Morning News in Los Angeles to promote their philanthropy, Hilarity for Charity, Jewish host Sam Rubin presented them with an unseasonal craft — a ceramic menorah

“It’s technically a hanukkiyah,” Rogen said, showing off his Hebrew. 

You have to watch the video to see their reaction, but when the Rogens first saw the craft, they were hilariously confused. 

“If you weren’t Jewish, this would be wildly anti-Semitic,” Rogen told Rubin. “Did a non-Jewish PA come up with this?” 

Despite the borderline anti-Semitic gift, Rogen was adamant about painting the menorah — er, hanukkiyah — on air. “Eventually we’ll light them,” Miller Rogen said. 

Earlier in the interview, Rubin asked Miller Rogen how she reacted when her husband came home from filming his new movie Long Shot, which involved a day of kissing his co-star Charlize Theron.

“I say, ‘Please, tell me everything, what was it like??’” she said. “I wish I could kiss Charlize Theron!” 

“She’d rather kiss Charlize Theron than me,” Rogen said, laughing oh so gruffly. 

After promoting Hilarity for Charity for a hot second, the couple’s organization that raises money for Alzheimer’s research, Rubin circled back and asked the couple if they have a “hall pass,” i.e. someone they’re allowed to sleep with outside of the marriage. Keep in mind they’re painting an adorable menorah while answering this question:

“NO, we don’t do that!!” Rogen LOLed. “We don’t have an open relationship if that’s what you’re asking!” 

Oh, but they do! Turns out Rubin was onto something: They both have a hall pass to sleep with Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron (not sure how I didn’t make the cut). “We’re a very non-binary household,” Rogen said. 

The couple went on to explain their love for Pitt. They even named Rogen’s ceramic kiln after him because it gets “super hot.” 

“So if our house burns down, blame it on Brad Pitt,” Rogen said. “[The kiln] is 2,000 degrees, which is less hot than Brad Pitt.” 

All I have to say is, if I had a kiln, I’d name it Seth Rogen.

Arielle Kaplan

Arielle Kaplan (she/her) makes content for horny Jews. Brooklyn based, she co-hosts Oral History, a podcast on seductresses from Cleopatra to Jessica Rabbit, and moonlights as a sex influencer as Whoregasmic on Instagram. Find her bylines on Salty Magazine, Kveller, The Nosher, and JTA.

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