In new comedy An American Pickle, Seth Rogen plays the dual role of a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe (right) who wakes up 100 years after being preserved in a pickle vat, and Ben Greenbaum, his Brooklyn-based great-grandson (left). Photo: AP
In new comedy An American Pickle, Seth Rogen plays the dual role of a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe (right) who wakes up 100 years after being preserved in a pickle vat, and Ben Greenbaum, his Brooklyn-based great-grandson (left). Photo: AP

Why Seth Rogen got a kick out of playing two roles in An American Pickle, and understanding the importance of his Jewish heritage

  • Rogen plays a 100-year-old Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe and his great-great grandson from New York in new comedy
  • The actor says he was ‘up for the challenge’ and relished delving into his Jewish ancestry while making the film

In new comedy An American Pickle, Seth Rogen plays the dual role of a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe (right) who wakes up 100 years after being preserved in a pickle vat, and Ben Greenbaum, his Brooklyn-based great-grandson (left). Photo: AP
In new comedy An American Pickle, Seth Rogen plays the dual role of a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe (right) who wakes up 100 years after being preserved in a pickle vat, and Ben Greenbaum, his Brooklyn-based great-grandson (left). Photo: AP
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