SNEAK PEEK: James Franco Featured in GQ‘s June Comedy Issue

It seems like everywhere you look lately, James Franco is in the news. Whether he’s promoting his most recent movie, blogging on HuffPost, or putting out hilarious parody videos, the guy is everywhere.

Not that we’re complaining. We love James Franco! And in less than a week’s time we’ll also see the gorgeous actor/writer/star of our dreams featured on GQ’s cover for its June Comedy Issue.

But we can’t wait that long to get our J. Franco fix and if you’re like us, you feel the same way. Worry not, dear readers — we’ve got a sneak peek of the interview, a couple of images and a behind-the-scenes video from the upcoming issue.

Check out the goods below, then pick up the June issue for more when it hits newsstands nationwide on May 24. Or just click here for GQ’s full sneak peek feature.

Oh, and you’re welcome!

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 HighnessYour 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.”COVER_James_Franco_445

Photos by Terry Richardson