James Franco Wants To Be Involved in Twilight?
Posted 07.19.11 by Mandy
James Franco is known as an actor, writer, superstudent, artist and now vampire?
In an interview with Playboy released last week, James Franco talked about the Oscars, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, changes in sexual norms in the mid twentieth century, modern art, soap operas and The Twilight Saga.
In an interview on Jimmy Kimmell Live! last December, Franco told Kimmell that he wanted to be a part of Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2, but director Bill Condon turned him down.
In the Playboy interview, Franco (unsurprisingly) explained that he had an arty, esoteric reason for wanting to appear in the final Twilight movies.
I had my agent tell [director] Bill Condon that I’d be happy to do anything in Breaking Dawn, but that was because it was supposed to be part of a multimedia project at Yale. I was working with a Yale undergraduate who had written an autobiographical play about putting on a theatrical production of Twilight in which I was a character. So I was interested in Twilight because I was going to be part of that play. I thought what a great connection it would be if I were also involved with the real Twilight.
Sure, James. Admit it, you just wanted to be a sexy, sparkly vampire. Come to think of it, extra-pale skin and red contacts would suit Mr. Franco just fine. Wouldn't mind seeing that at all.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring James Franco, opens August 5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, which does not star Franco, opens November 18.