The host wondered why a photo of Daniels at the Knocked Up premiere has been circulating since she became part of the political landscape with her attempt to get out from under an NDA she says she signed with now-President Trump’s personal attorney shortly before the election. Turns out Daniels was in that movie, as well as Rogen’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
“Talk about that,” DeGeneres directed Rogen.
“I’ve known Stormy a long time. And I’ll be honest, she may have mentioned some of this stuff around 10 years ago,” Rogen giggled.
“At the time when you asked a porn star who they have been sleeping with and the answer was ‘Donald Trump,’ it was the least surprising thing she could have said,” he insisted.
“At the time it wasn’t that surprising. And, as his campaign rolled out, it became clear no one really cares about anything he did,” Rogen described, accurately. “So it didn’t really occur to me that it would come out, or that anyone would care about it.”
But it became a story as politicians probe whether Trump’s campaign was involved in that payment in any way, while Trump continues to deny the relationship altogether, Rogen said he saw reports of her claim and thought to himself, “Oh yeah, Stormy told us all about that!”
Rogen insisted he has not seen Daniels in years, adding, “but she’s clearly done well with herself.”
DeGeneres wondered why Daniels was featured in two of Rogen’s movies. Both had strip club scenes, Rogen explained.
“It was easier to hire a porn star” to play a stripper rather than hire actresses who were not in porn, he explained.
“For Stormy, that was the easiest thing she did all week,” Rogen said. “If your goal is to be a more mainstream actress, it is perhaps a step down. But for Stormy, it seemed lateral at worst and perhaps an easy day on set.”