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Rogen has no Interview regrets

Seth Rogen has revealed he has no regrets about making The Interview.

The comedy, which stars Seth and James Franco as journalists who travel to North Korea to interview - and assassinate - leader Kim Jong-un, has courted controversy prior to its release. It has also been speculated that the film could have contributed to the hack attack on Sony Pictures.

The funnyman, who also co-directed and co-wrote the movie, told ABC News that he could never have predicted such a reaction to the movie, saying: "I don't know if the hacking honestly is because of our movie, definitively or not.

"At this point, it's too late to have any [second thoughts]," Seth continued. "I mean, no, I think again, I like the movie. I can't in my head overconnect everything surrounding it with the movie itself.

"I've seen the movie with 30-plus audiences in 30-plus movie theatres, and every time, they really like it. That's what I have to keep coming back to. We set out to make a movie that was really entertaining to audiences, and I genuinely think we did that. And that's where my job ends."

He added: "It is weird because we just wanted to make a really funny, entertaining movie, and the movie itself is very silly and wasn't meant to be controversial in any way."

Hacker group Guardians of Peace have claimed responsibility for the attack, which it says is in retaliation for the movie, while the North Korean government has denied responsibility.

It comes as Brad Pitt and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin hit out over the coverage about the events, which have reportedly leaked emails between film executives, as well as stars' salaries. Aaron, the writer behind The Newsroom and David Fincher's The Social Network, revealed his opinions in a New York Times piece.

"I don't see a difference in News Corp hacking phone calls and hacking emails. I don't think we should be able to participate," Fury star Brad told Access Hollywood. "I think someone's conversation, whether in email or in person, should be private."

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