What do you get when you mix Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and a bunch of British Columbian weed? Apparently you get the scenario in which the actor dreamed up the premise of his latest film Don Jon where Levitt plays a porn addicted New Yorker trying to figure his life out.
Gordon-Levitt appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and got to the bottom of just how he came up with the idea of making his latest movie a comedy.
“One night I was in the middle of shooting 50/50 and I was, how do I put this, smoking some really good British Columbian weed that Seth Rogen had,” Gordon-Levitt told Letterman. “And then I had the idea that I could do [Don Jon] as a comedy and I thought ‘alright, who’s a current date Don Juan’ and I came up with this guy, this guy with the gym body and the shiny hair.”
The actor says that while he was working with Rogen on 50/50, he was exposed to how that style of comedy works and admitted he was inspired by the Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow collaborations that balanced edgy comedy with serious drama.
So far early reviews for Don Jon, which is Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut and despite Batman director Christopher Nolan telling the actor it was not the best idea to both star in and direct the film, Gordon-Levitt seems to fit both roles nicely.
Of course that British Columbian weed may have helped take the edge off.