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James Franco Was Just Playing Himself During Last Night's Debut Of The Mindy Project, Which Is Exactly How Mindy Wanted It!

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There's a new sexy doc on The Mindy Project!

Paging Dr. Franco! Dr. James Franco! (He can't stay away from medical shows, huh?)

The Oscar-nominee took a break from sending us silly messages for the Season 2 premiere of Mindy Kaling's Fox comedy last night!

James is signed on to appear in multiple episodes this year, playing Paul Leotard, a gynecologist/sex therapist/former model!

And his character sounds an awful lot like James in real life! Mindy K commented about their similarities, saying:

"When he introduced himself to me on the show he pronounced [his character's name] 'Lay-o-tard,' which is even funnier to me. He just wants to be the weirdest, funniest version of himself. He just rolls with everything."

The show also pokes fun at how many hats James wears in real life (actor, director, painter, college student, gossip reporter) by giving his TV part the same penchant for trying anything and everything! Mindy explained:

"We wanted there to be a little bit of a wink. When he's putting up his credentials [during the episode], there's like nine things he does and I think that James is so good at poking fun at himself. He's like a multi-hyphenate-[at]-large. So, yeah, he was excited to, I think, make light of that."

We wonder if this turn will inspire James to give med school a try! You'd look seksi in scrubs, Franco so maybe you should consider it!

[Image via FOX.]

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One comment to “James Franco Was Just Playing Himself During Last Night's Debut Of The Mindy Project, Which Is Exactly How Mindy Wanted It!”

  1. Mike says – reply to this


    This guy has the personality of sliced bread! He needs to stay in school and get a real JOB! Worst actor I've ever witnessed ………..