Seth Rogen Reveals Reason Why He and James Franco Did ‘Naked and Afraid’ But Letterman Doesn’t Buy It (Video)

“I know that’s a lie,” Letterman says

Last Updated: November 25, 2014 @ 8:22 AM

David Letterman did not believe that Seth Rogen and James Franco decided to appear on Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid” because they were “big fans of the show.”

“I know that’s a lie,” Letterman told Rogen when interviewing him on “The Late Show” on Monday. “That’s absolutely a lie.”

Rogen stuck to his story that he actually regularly watches the survival show, which places two naked strangers in the middle of the wilderness for three weeks after only arriving with one item.

“I took toilet paper,” Rogen said of their episode, premiering Dec. 7. “Franco took sunglasses so he could look sharp.”

The duo were dropped off in Staten Island, a New York City borough was supposed to appear to be North Korea in honor of Rogen’s upcoming comedy “The Interview.” Rogen co-directed and stars alongside Franco as two Americans sent to assassinate Kim Jong-un after interviewing him for television.

Rogen was particularly proud that the dictator called the Christmas Day release “an act of war,” and petitioned the United Nations to block the release of the R-rated comedy.

“As a comedian, [that] is kind of what you’re going for more than anything,” Rogen said.

Watch the video.