[UPDATE: The Jimmy Kimmel clip has been removed from youtube, so I found better ones. Much more professional (and cuter) interview with Lynn Hirschberg for the NYTimes “Screentest series above, and there’s another sweet and funny segment on the CBS website with David Letterman.]
Bit of a slow news day, so can I be forgiven for posting a clip of James Franco speaking frankly about comparing his dick with Sean Penn’s? (Prosthetic ones, for Milk.) One thing I like about Franco is how snuggly comfortable he seems in his own skin (I wonder why), and yet he’s sincerely unpretentious, almost bashful. A newbie to the talk-show circuit, he’s only this year had his first appearance on Letterman and claims that this segment with Jimmy Kimmel is just his third time sitting in any host’s guest chair. There’s a open book quality about his answers and overall tickled attitude that’s really refreshing to see as Franco happily unwraps himself in an interview.
With Pineapple Express and Milk, James Franco would already be having a huge year, but he’s also starring as Richard Gere’s son in Nights in Rodanthe (this year’s official “movie I can recommend to my grandmother.”) Opening September 26. Trailer after the cut.