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Seth Rogen becomes chicken expert

Seth Rogen has revealed he did so much practice to play a chicken chef in his new film Take This Waltz he even dreamt about cooking.

The Canadian actor stars opposite Michelle Williams in the kooky romantic comedy set in Toronto, about a woman who is happily married to chicken cookbook writer Lou when she suddenly find herself falling in love with her neighbour.

Seth revealed: "I can confidently say I did more research for this movie than any movie I've ever done, except maybe Pineapple Express. You learn little things from movies, like how to ride a motorcycle or shoot an AK-47.

"But for Waltz, I spent a lot of time learning how to cut up chickens. I had chefs coming to my house in LA and they'd leave me dozens of chickens. I'd cut them up and cook them in different ways, but I would mostly just cut them up. I'd also watch a lot of cooking shows, like Top Chef, and steal the way they do stuff."

The Knocked Up star added he got so into it he started having chicken dreams, but confused his chicken-sized Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for the food. "That was weird," he recalled.

Seth revealed he thinks dependable husband Lou's decision to write a book about chicken is significant.

He said: "Slightly symbolic for a guy who's aspiring to do something, but not something that's incredibly exciting or daring. Chicken is the middle ground of meat. It's a good metaphor for the relationship. It's good, but it's not the most exciting thing in the world."

Take This Waltz is released in cinemas on August 17, 2012.

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