The actor cracked a few jokes as he spoke at a Senate Appropriations hearing on Feb. 26, and told the world that this disease isn’t something that affects only ‘really old’ people.
Seth Rogen isn’t just starring in comedies and making Bound 2 parodies of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, he’s taking a stand. The actor spoke out about Alzheimer’s and broke the ice in Congress by saying: “Yes, I am aware that this has nothing to do with the legalization of marijuana for the opportunity for me to be called an ‘expert’ at something.”
Seth Rogen Speaks About Alzheimer’s In Congress
Seth, whose mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, said that he started an organization in her honor, Hilarity for Charity, to help educate everyone about the disease.
He talked abut how at the age of 60, his mother-in-law was no longer able to feed herself, or speak, according to the New York Daily News.
“The situation is so dire that it caused me, a lazy, self-involved, generally self-medicated man-child to start an entire charity organization,” he said. “I came here today for few reasons. One, I’m a huge House of Cards fan. Two, people need more help. I’ve personally witnessed the massive amount of financial strain this disease causes.”
The actor went on to say:
The third reason I’m here, simply, is to show people that they’re not alone. So few people share their personal stories, so few people have something to relate to, I know that if me and my wife saw somebody like me talking about this, we would feel less alone.
Seth’s Nintendo Movie — Actor To Make Film About Sega-Nintendo Battle
Seth is not only taking the world by storm in Congress but he’s going after the world of video games in his latest directing role, Console Wars. It’ll be abouot Nintendo and Sega Genesis, so get ready!
It’s an adaptation of Blake Harris’ Console Wars: The Battle That Defined a Generation, which will debut May 13.
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with Seth’s stance on Alzheimer’s?
— Chloe Melas