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
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

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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
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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