- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Celebrities react to Sony’s announcement Wednesday that it released Seth Rogen and James Franco’s North Korea satire, “The Interview,” on digital platforms:

- “You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT … NOW!! … Thanks Sony for making it happen. Booyah.” - Rogen on Twitter moments after “The Interview” became available.

- “I need to say that a comedy is best viewed in a theater full of people, so if you can, I’d watch it like that. Or call some friends over.” - Rogen added on Twitter moments later.

- “Merry X-mas MERICA! !!!!!THE INTERVIEW IS LIVE!!!!!! !!! … Thank you SONY!!!!!!!!” - Franco on Twitter shortly after “The Interview” became available.

- “Take a picture of yourself watching it and I’ll ‘LIKE IT.’” - Franco on Facebook moments later.

- “THEINTERVIEW IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD! SonyPictures prevailed! GIVE THE GIFT OF FREEDOM!” - “The Interview” co-writer-director Evan Goldberg, on Twitter.

- “This Just Not In: King Jung Un says ‘The Interview’ is ‘a laff riot, the feel-good movie of the year.’ It was all a dream.” - Actor Harry Shearer on Twitter hours before the online release was announced.

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