Before 127 Hours….before Spider-Man….AND before General Hospital, James Franco had a major role on Paul Feig & Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks.
During last weekend's Paley Center for Media's annual Paley Fest, a bunch of the Freaks and Geeks team got together, sans Franco, and went on to roast the actor…and NOT entirely in good fun either!
Here's what Judd Apatow had to say after series creator Paul Feig said "there were no drama queens on the show":
"…Except for Franco."
It gets worse, though. According to actress Busy Philipps, who played Franco's girlfriend on the show, James once "threw her to the ground, even though the script didn't call for the action."
Apparently, Franco decided that his character had "maybe been abused by his father," but he never announced this to Philipps, and then during one scene when she lightly slapped him across the face, he freaked out and shouted "Don't you ever [expletive] touch me again!" and then he threw her to the ground, which caused her to run to her trailer in tears.
WTF James? That's really not cool.
We hope we don't start hearing similar reports about you from more recent productions! Sounds like you've probably gotten better since then, but that kind of behavior is unacceptable.
What do U think about these James Franco reports? Do U think that kind of behavior is all completely in the past for him?