Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller are happy to be child-free. The Neighbors actor opened up about finally being comfortable admitting that he doesn’t want children during his recent appearance on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show.
“I wouldn’t be able to do all this work that I like,” he told Howard Stern. “People are always like — it’s something I think I was uncomfortable answering this before — but they were like, ‘How do you do so much?' The answer is I don’t have kids. ... I have nothing else to do.” He also added that his wife is on the same page, “I would say she wants kids less than I do.”
When asked if it would have been a deal breaker if Miller wanted kids, he replied, “No. I think I could wrap my head around it, but she’s just like, ‘uh no.’”
“Which is great,” he added. “We have so much fun. I don’t know anyone who gets as much happiness out of their kids as we get out of our non-kids. We’re fucking psyched all the time. We’re lying in bed Saturday morning, smoking weed, watching movies naked - if we had kids we could not be doing this.”
Stern, who has three kids, tells Rogen, “It’s not an easy haul having kids.”
“You can’t be narcissistic, you have to give yourself over to parenting, and they’ve gotta become the priority,” says Stern, to which Rogen replies, “Yeah, like, I don’t want that. That does not sound fun to me.”
“And why?” the Knocked Up actor adds, “There’s enough kids out there. We need more people? Who looks at the planet right now and thinks ‘You know what we need right now? More fucking people.’ That’s truly a confounding thing to me.”
Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller married back in 2011. You can watch the interview above.