Seth Rogen is one of the most famous faces in Hollywood comedy, with a successful career spanning two decades. He has frequently shared his feelings on certain plant-based products but does he eat a vegan diet?
It’s thought that Seth Rogen is not vegan. While he rarely discusses his diet with the press, he is known to be a fan of burgers. This is evidenced by a number of appearances on “The Burger Show” on YouTube, where Rogen can be seen tasting and ranking his favorite burgers.
For more on Seth Rogen’s diet and fitness regime, as well as his passion for burgers, read on.
Rogen’s Weight Loss
Rogen’s body shape has fluctuated a lot during his time in Hollywood, usually when he has lost weight for roles.
Probably the most notable of these instances was when he got in shape for his role as the Green Hornet in the 2011 film of the same name. Preparing for his part as the 1930s masked superhero required Rogen to engage in a strict dietary plan and frequent gym visits.
Rogen’s weight loss coincided with his engagement to actress partner Lauren Miller, leading some to believe that the new fitness regime was partly motivated by wanting to get in the best possible physical condition for his wedding.
Seth, however, was quick to state that this was not the case and that his weight loss was a job requirement rather than a lifestyle choice. He also said that he took no shortcuts to lose weight and that it was hard work, recommending in his usual manner that people should just “stay fat”.
Part of his motivation for wanting to get in shape for “The Green Hornet” came during the shoot for 2009’s “Observe and Report”, where Rogen portrayed an unhinged mall cop.
The movie required Rogen to participate in a few action scenes and the actor said that the experience convinced him that he needed to be fitter if he ever made a more action-oriented film.
Love of Burgers
Seth Rogen has made a couple of appearances on “The Burger Show”, a part of the “First We Feast” YouTube channel.
In 2018, he was given a number of “secret” burgers from fast food establishments. A secret burger is one that doesn’t appear on the restaurant’s menu but can still be asked for by a customer, an idea that was initially popularized by In-N-Out.
Rogen was given a selection of these secret burgers and asked to choose his favorite. The video made it clear that Rogen is an expert in cheeseburgers, having eaten samples from across Los Angeles. He also expressed his dislike of thick burgers, preferring a thinner patty combined with sauce or cheese.
In another appearance on “The Burger Show” from 2019, Rogen joined the 90s TV icon Tiffani Amber Thiessen and legendary eater Adam Richman in an attempt to decide the best burger in LA.
Rogen was highly impressed by the offering from Tripp Burgers, a pop-up burger business specializing in grass-fed burgers. Tripp Burgers overcame the offerings of more established chains, in part due to the layer of bacon that they included with their patty.
Rogen did, however, star in a film that received an “Oscat”, an award from PETA dedicated to the most animal-friendly films of the year. Rogen’s film “Long Shot” received such an award in 2019 for being completely animal-free, unlike the actor’s diet.
He also received positive attention from the group in 2013, when he read the book “The Story of Ferdinand” to a group of children at an LA school. The book features a bull who no longer wants to participate in bullfighting and PETA approved of Rogen’s choice in reading it.
Given Rogen’s expertise in burgers and his passion for discussing them, it’s safe to say that he is neither vegan nor vegetarian.