In an interview with Esquire James Franco revealed that he is reading Twilight.
“He sits by a side door near a pail of mop water. There’s a paperback, palm-pinched, cover down, in his right hand, and a big plastic shopping bag full up with something he doesn’t want to show just yet. When asked what he’s reading, Franco smiles his ungrudgingly adolescent smile, a grin as terminally satisfying as the last healthy squeeze on a tube of toothpaste. He is engaging, for just a second, in the mutual diction of actor and artist — “It’s for a project,” he says. But the word — project — thumps out of him unprecious and without bluster, as if he were naming a day of the week. He’s always got something going. He flips the book over. Twilight.
Keep in mind: The position of things is such that he doesn’t have to show the book. Had he said Jude the Obscure, no one would have been the wiser. He’s a graduate student, after all, enrolled in two universities at pretty much any given moment. “It’s crazy how much sexual tension there is,” he says. “It just builds and builds. I mean it never stops. It’s sort of explosive by the end. Crazy. Like they’ll blow up with it. And of course, they don’t.” He shrugs then, a good shrug, because he is selling nothing with it. “Which is the point too, I guess.”
Now, in as much as we’d perfectly like to believe that James Franco is a closet TwiGuy who just wants to read vampire romance, it doesn’t seem likely. So, given that James Franco said that he’s doing this for a project, and he’s not involved in a spoof that we know about, it would seem to us that maybe this is Breaking Dawn related. So we’re thinking(sheer speculation we have no inside info) that maybe he is auditioning for a part in Breaking Dawn. Who do you think he could play in Breaking Dawn?
Via Twilight Poison