JAMES FRANCO The Actor Covers GQ’s Comedy Issue

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James Franco really is multi-talented, isn’t he?  Not only does he star in Oscar nominated films like 127 Hours but he also stars in some of the funniest films too!  This summer he can be seen in the ensemble comedy ‘This Is The End‘ and GQ Magazine has put him on the cover of their June Comedy Issue.  Here’s a bit of the interview;

Franco on being able to laugh at himself: “My public persona is something that is only partially constructed by me, so if people want to mock that, it’s fine. I mock it.”

…on the film, Your Highness: “Your Highness? That movie sucks. You can’t get around that.”

…on the rumor of a Pineapple Express 2: “As far as why Pineapple Express 2 has not been made for real, I don’t know what the holdup is. I would do it, Danny [McBride] would do it, Seth [Rogen] would do it. I think Seth and Evan [Goldberg] just need a fire lit under their asses.”

…on his role in This Is The End“When I first read the script [for “This Is The End”], the James Franco character was—I guess the only way to describe it is he was a lot douchier than the version that we came up with. I was the materialistic guy. They were really playing up the Gucci-modeling aspect of my life.”

 …on the poignancy of This Is The End: “Like all comedies, even bad ones, [“This Is The End”] gets at important issues if you want to examine it.”

You can pick up the June issue of GQ when it hits newstands on May 24.


Photo Credit: Terry Richardson / GQ.