Hes a man of many talents with many irons in the proverbial fire, and James Franco gave a couple stellar interviews while out promoting his new film Spring Breakers this week.
During his chat with David Letterman on The Late Show, the Oz The Great and Powerful star asked why his director friend Harmony Korine (he wrote and directed Spring Breakers) had been banned from the show.
James recounted three different times that Korine had been on The Late Show, and then during a fourth visit to the Ed Sullivan Theater, Harmony got booted before his interview. Franco explained, “He said he was a little out of it…Harmony is a very sane guy now, a great artist and great person to work with, but I think he had a period where he was going a little off the rails, so maybe he was on something that night.”
Letterman fired back, “I went upstairs to greet Meryl Streep and welcome her to the show, and I knock on the door…and she was not in there. And I looked around, and she was not in there, and I found Harmony going through her purse. True story. And so I said, “That”s it, put her things back in her bag and then get out.””
James also talked with Howard Stern about his pal Anne Hathaway and her difficult relationship with the public.
Franco declared, Anne does not want me talking about this, before Stern shared, “Everyone sort of hates Anne Hathaway, and I”ve explained that I do too and I don”t know even know why sometimes. She”s just so affected [and] actress-y that even when she wins an award she”s out of breath, and then she has the standard joke that sounds like it”s [been] written [for her]. And it all seems so scripted and acted.”
In reply, James stated, “I”m not an expert on — I guess they”re called “Hatha-haters”– but I think that”s what maybe triggers it. We haven”t talked in awhile.”