What is it about table reads? They shouldn’t be exciting at all, especially if you’ve already seen the movie. But watching Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Martha MacIsaac read the sex scene from Superbad sometime in 2005 or 2006 is pretty thrilling.
The movie will make most of them really, really famous — and they have no idea. They just know that what’s on the page is funny. Check out this rediscovered gem:
Also cool to see what dialogue was changed in the final script or possibly improvised on screen. “Helen”’s name got changed to Becca somewhere along the way, and they cleaned up her dirty talk quite a bit. Lame. Although “I’m gonna give you the best blowjay ever … with my mouth” will never not be funny.
Here’s the real scene for comparison: