Do you feel any pull to direct a big-budget movie?
Rogen: As you direct more, the forbidden fruit becomes resources: time, equipment, cranes, helicopters, and a day to shoot someone walking up to a fucking building. We've been directing a lot of television lately and what's interesting about that is, you have no fucking time. We, in a way, kind of demoted ourselves, as far as just how much time and resources we had as directors. We wanted to direct as much stuff as possible, as fast as possible, just because we felt like we started directing late compared to the other stuff we were doing. But as you do that, that's the thing you start to look at with envy when you watch these big movies: "Wow, it looks like they had a lot of time."
That becomes the temptation. It'd be nice to have a ton of resources, but I'm constantly watching really inexpensive movies that seem to creatively be doing everything the people want to be doing, and I've made incredibly inexpensive things that do the things I want them to do creatively.