Last Saturday, April 25, Seth Rogen, his wife Lauren Miller and Rogen's Superbad costar Chris Mintz-Plasse (McLovin!) visited the University of Vermont. The trio were in town as guests of UVM fraternity Phi Kappa Alpha and UVM sorority Alpha Chi Omega, which collectively raised more than $30,000 as part of a fundraising contest for HFC U, the collegiate arm of Miller and Rogen's Alzheimer's charity, Hilarity for Charity.
This was the second year in a row that PKA has won the contest, this year teaming with ACO to out-fundraise the next closest organization by roughly $25,000 — or "by a new Prius," as Rogen put it.
The prize for winning last year was a local screening of Rogen's movie Neighbors, with Rogen on hand. This year Rogen, Miller and Mintz-Plasse presented a screening of Superbad with live commentary. Prior to that screening, Rogen and Miller granted about an hour of press availability, during which time they pretty much answered the same five or six questions about Alzheimer's and HFC from every media outlet in Burlington, including Seven Days.
That makes sense, since that's the reason the couple was in Vermont and Alzheimer's awareness is an important issue. But by the time Stuck in Vermont producer Eva Sollberger and I chatted with Rogen and Miller toward the tail end of their mini-press junket, it was clear they were growing weary of repeating themselves. So, once Eva and I made our way through the more serious questions about the disease and charity, we threw Rogen and Miller a curveball regarding a subject near and dear to their hearts — and lungs. We asked them about weed.