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James Franco in GQ

May 20th, 2013 · No Comments

James Franco, star of the upcoming comedy This Is The End, is featured on the cover of GQ’s June Comedy Issue: a collection of everyone and everything making us laugh right now!

James Franco in GQ
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In the magazine, Franco admits his career isn’t without its failings (i.e. Your Highness), and says he’s comfortable in his own skin, telling GQ’s Amy Wallace “if people want to mock [my public persona], it’s fine. I mock it.”

See below quotes and check out his photo shoot and behind-the-scenes video at

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.”

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