James Franco is on the cover of GQ Magazine's June 2013 The Comedy Issue!
Below are some highlights from the interview:
On his public persona: “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.”
Worst movie he thinks he ever did: “Your Highness? That movie sucks. You can’t get around that.”
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 new movie: “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.”
The meaning 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.”