Actor and comedian Seth Rogen said that he recently denied House Speaker Paul Ryan a photo with him during an event focused on brain health.

Rogen said Friday on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" that he was approached by Ryan's children at the event held by Mitt Romney.

He said that Ryan's children were "clearly fans" of his and asked to take a photo with him.

He added that they told him their father wanted to meet him, but that upon seeing the House speaker, the actor "tensed up."


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Rogen said that after Ryan asked to take a photo with him, he denied the request.

"I said, 'No way, man,'" Rogen told Colbert. "I couldn't stop, and I said 'Furthermore, I hate what you're doing to the country at this moment and I count the days until you no longer have one iota of the power that you currently have.'"

He also said that he felt "glad' that he did not take the photo with Ryan.

Ed Henry questioned Saturday on "Fox & Friends" how an actor like Rogen couldn't be civil, even to the children of a politician he opposes.

Pete Hegseth added that celebrities have "lost so much respect" in the current political climate.

"You talk about coastal elites, there you have it," Hegseth added.

Rogen later told Colbert that he cracked an Alzheimer's disease-related joke toward former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.

Watch the segment from "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" below.


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