James Franco Now Referring to Himself in the Third-Person On Set


Perhaps this was inevitable. While promoting 127 Hours overseas, director Danny Boyle mused on James Franco's willingness to turn his celebrity into performance art, a desire so strong that it may have caused some disassociative habits on set: "While we were shooting the film, he would sometimes ask me, 'What do you want him to do?' I would say, What do you mean? He would say, 'What do you want from him in this scene?' You mean your character? 'No, no. Franco. What do you want from Franco?' He was talking about himself in the third person." Still, it worked! "I said, 'Well, I think he should be more emotional.' And he said, 'Oh, I can get him to do that.' And then he'd do the scene and he'd be amazing." [Telegraph UK]