In an interview with Playboy released last few days, James Franco spoke about the Oscars, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, changes in sexual norms in the middle of the twentieth century, modern art, soap operas and The Twilight Saga.
Last December, in an interview on Jimmy Kimmell Live! Franco informed Kimmell that he wanted to be a part of Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2, but movie director Bill Condon turned him down.
In the Playboy interview, Franco explained that he had an arty, esoteric reason for wanting to show up in the final Twilight films.
“I had my agent tell [director] Bill Condon that Id 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.”