Seth Rogen has been determined to hold his own while attending events with his Long Shot costar Charlize Theron, who’s known for her stylish ensembles
Seth Rogen doesn’t want to be called a shoddy dresser while promoting his new film with Charlize Theron.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight at CinemaCon on Thursday, Rogen, 36, opened up about how he really had to think about what he would be wearing that night — and how it would compare with what his Long Shot costar, the always fashionable Theron, 43, had chosen.
“I was aware that I would be standing next to Charlize for a lot of pictures,” he said, adding that he was determined to avoid the ridicule Ed Sheeran faced earlier this year for being wildly underdressed while performing with Beyoncé in South Africa.
“I always have that image in my head of Beyoncé next to Ed Sheeran in a T-shirt and I don’t want that,” Rogen shared.
Definitely dressing to impress, Rogen started off the night wearing a classic suit with a grey top underneath, which contrasted nicely with Theron’s bright yellow dress. Later that same night, the costars both changed into more statement-making ensembles, with Rogen opting to layer a contrasting floral print tie, black suit and a graphic black and yellow top.
Although Rogen was eager to avoid making a major fashion faux pas, Sheeran didn’t seem to mind the backlash he received back in February, when he chose to wear a black T-shirt and jeans for his duet with Beyoncé, who opted for an extravagant pink gown with ruffles.
In a nod to the uproar, following the performance, the singer reposted an article titled, “People Are Angry Ed Sheeran Wore a Shirt while Beyoncé Wore Couture During their Global Citizen Performance,” on his Instagram Story.
“Swipe up to ‘get the look,’ ” he wrote along with the cheeky hashtag, #dresstoimpress.
Theron and Rogen star in the upcoming movie Long Shot, a political romantic comedy about a woman running for president who enlists a recently reconnected childhood friend to help her out with campaign speeches.
Theron stars as Secretary of State Charlotte Fields while Rogen plays Fred Flarsky, a journalist who Charlotte used to babysit when they were younger. After the two reconnect at a party, Charlotte hires Flarsky as her speechwriter, given that he already knows her.
Long Shot hits theaters on May 3.
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