James Franco On Kissing Sean Penn: ‘Oh, My God, I’m Kissing Spicoli’
First Published: August 13, 2008 1:28 AM EDT Credit: GQ
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- James Franco is currently taking on crooked cops in the stoner comedy “Pineapple Express,” and battled the titular web-slinger in “Spider-Man 3,” but his toughest on screen foe might be in his upcoming biopic about ‘70s gay activist Harvey Milk — and it’s Sean Penn’s mustache.
“The first kiss of the movie [with myself and Sean] was out on Haight Street, with, like, 200 people watching, outside,” James told GQ in their September issue about filming “Milk” with Sean Penn. “It was a crane shot—I’m sure in the end it will be a really cool shot, but it starts close and then it takes maybe a minute. That’s a long time on film with everybody watching and, like, a fake mustache getting in your mouth.”
Besides Sean’s mustache, James had to contend with being a little star-struck during his on screen smooch.
“It was long enough that you couldn’t help thinking, ‘Oh, my God, I’m kissing Spicoli.’”
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