I treated it like it was a joke. But it's also an escape.
Soon after, Franco officially quit Instagram.
"There was some photo I did" while he had an endorsement deal with the brand, Franco explained. I wasn't naked. I'm sure Rihanna has posted a bunch more risque photos. My hand was in my boxers.
One of Franco's weirder moments in the public eye was at the 2011 Academy Awards. "This will be weird.' Part of me was so uncomfortable with the attention of being nominated [for 127 Hours], but also fear of losing, because everybody was talking about Colin Firth [who did go on to win for The King's Speech]".
He justified it to himself as "This will be an experiment, this will be weird" and thought it would help him not look so bad if he lost. "I guess I just went too far or came across as the dead man". In my head, I was trying to be the straight man.
In case you didn't see the billboard, James Franco's adaptation of Greg Sistero's tell-all book about the making of The Room opens November 30 at Regal Union Square, and it promises to be the best movie ever made about the best worst movie ever made.
Even if The Disaster Artist doesn't end up at The Big Show, though, Franco will be content with where the film has taken him.
He also transformed his body to match Wiseau's "very unusual muscularity" by doing 300 sit-ups and pushups a day and eating only salad for lunch and dinner. "I had two-and-a-half hours of prosthetics". We did a little piece on the eyelid, because he has a lazy eye on one side. Franco, who also stars as the eccentric, strangely accented Wiseau in "The Disaster Artist", said he believed the film conveyed Wiseau's passion for the medium, despite "The Room" being critically panned.