While President Donald Trump still contends that his affair with porn star Stormy Daniels never happened, her interview with 60 Minutes is still being talked about, and it seems the affair was also a topic of conversation on the 2007 comedy Knocked Up. While Daniels is best known for her work in the adult entertainment industry, she has appeared in a few mainstream films as well, with small roles as a stripper in Knocked Up while also playing a porn star in 2005’s The 40 Year Old Virgin. During his appearance earlier today on The Ellen Show, Seth Rogen revealed that she talked about her affair with Donald Trump during her time on set.
“I’ve known Stormy Daniels a long time and I’ll be honest, she may have mentioned some of this stuff around 10 years ago. At the time, when you ask a porn star who they’ve been sleeping with, and the answer was Donald Trump, it was like the least surprising thing she could have said. And, so yeah, she had mentioned it actually. She did mention it and again, at the time, it wasn’t that surprising. And then as his campaign rolled out, it became clear that no one cared about anything he did. And so it didn’t even really occur to me that it would come out or anyone would care about it. But then when I saw it, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah. Stormy told us all about that!'”
Rogen added that he hasn’t, “seen Stormy in years, but clearly she’s done well for herself”. Her interview with 60 Minutes was seen by a whopping 22 million viewers, the most-watched episode of the CBS news series in nearly a decade. Her appearance even bested the 20 million viewers who tuned into the 2016 episode after the Presidential election when Donald Trump himself was on the show. When asked why Stormy Daniels was in two of his movies, Rogen said that they realized it was easier to hire porn stars to play strippers, instead of regular actresses.
“In our movies, there [were] two scenes in strip clubs and we realized it was easier to hire porn stars to play strippers rather than get actresses to play strippers who were not in porn. For Stormy, that was the easiest thing she did all week. If your goal is to be a more mainstream actress, it’s perhaps a step down. But for Stormy, it seemed lateral at worst and perhaps an easy day on set.”
The President’s affair with Stormy Daniels has been making headlines for quite some time now, especially after it was revealed that the non-disclosure agreement Stormy Daniels’ signed was invalid, since Trump didn’t sign the document. Stormy Daniels has also brought a lawsuit against Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen for defamation. It was Cohen who allegedly paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her signing the non-disclosure agreement, just 11 days before the Presidential election. You can take a look at Seth Rogen’s appearance on Ellen below, courtesy of The Ellen Show YouTube.