So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?
Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.
So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****
That being said, let’s just start outside our comfort zone today, yes? We shall interview James Franco today. I know he is not in my “typical genre”, as in, Christian Lit. However, we have one very famous man that has written a few books, “Palo Alto” and “Actors Anonymous” being his latest. (He even graduated with his PhD from Yale!!! Yup!!)
So, how does such a goober like that go from Yale to the movies he’s been in??? I don’t know. Let’s find out, shall we??
Charity – James! So nice to have you here with us today at aTransParentMom. I was really surprised that you would be interested in stopping by such a… girly? site! Thank you!!
James – I’m going to try to not let anyone put me in a box, and that certainly applies to the things I do outside of acting.
Charity – Oh..ok. Cool. Well, tell us! You are here, as we already established, with lots of girls reading this post. We all adore your crooked little grin! How about you tell us one of your biggest flaws?
James – The new critique you’re gonna start hearing about James Franco is, “He’s spreading himself too thin.”.
Charity – So, that’s all you’ve got? hmm. No other “flaws” come to mind?
James – I don’t like sleeping in a bed.
Charity – Oh, right. Yes. Ok, so…What other jobs have you had besides actor, filmmaker, and writer?
James – I worked the drive-through at McDonald’s and tried out different accents – Italian, Russian, Irish. I could always tell when girls were interested: They’d drive around again and say, ‘I forgot something.’
I’m starting to teach now. I teach in the graduate program at NYU and next year I’m going to be teaching in LA at the program and English program at UCLA
Charity – Very cool! Well, we are glad you are still acting! So, tell us, is it hard to stay in shape, as an actor….always being watched and filmed?
James – Nah. I think I’m more like you. But I also don’t want to take my shirt off and have the beer belly hanging out in the boxing scenes. If I’m working on a film, I’ll do sit-ups before I shoot. Like, 100 in the morning or something.
Charity – Arlight So, let’s talk about your books!
James – There’s a tacit belief that actors shouldn’t write books. They’re sort of allowed to direct movies, but there will be a lot of skepticism and they shouldn’t do artwork or music! There are these invisible roadblocks to gain entree to these areas for actors and you kind of have to crash through those invisible barriers.
Charity – Well, good think you are doing those sit-ups!
James – But once I started doing other things – I had a book that came out, I had some art shows in New York and I started directing my own movies – then I was curious again: ‘OK, how are these being perceived?’ It sucked me into that very addictive place where you just want to know what absolutely everyone thinks of your work….I was spending a lot of time just reading about myself.
Charity – Huh. Interesting.
James – For April Fools Day, someone played a really cruel joke on me. They stole ALL my mirrors and I had to go hours without seeing myself. I mean, I couldn’t even do my daily affirmations. What kind of world is this? I tell you, it’s artists like myself that really suffer.
Charity – Oh, yeah! Wow. That would be tough. hmm.
James – I was obviously the inspiration behind the character of Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games. It’s so painfully obvious.
Charity – *arched brow*
James – Do you think I come off as not humble?
Charity – Well. Hmm. I guess I..
James – Gucci makes me a suit for like every single event. But I don’t keep them all in my closet or anything; they hold them for me.
Charity – *short silence*
James – Sometimes I get a little sad, and I feel like being alone. Then I talk to my cat about it, and he reminds me I’m James Franco. Then we dance.
Charity – OK. So. Back to your books!!
James – I’ve been perceived as this guy yelling, “Hey, look at me. I want attention.” I’m not going to school to get articles written about me. I’m just going to school. But the fact that I’m going to school or that someone takes a picture of me sleeping is like, “We’re gonna jump on that and criticize him for his antics.” What antics? I write. I make movies. I’m going to school. I hosted the Oscars. I take these projects seriously.
Charity – Ok, so, what do YOU want to talk about?
Charity – *clears throat* Well, I guess that about wraps things up. Thanks for coming on over to my site for an interview. I appreciate it!
Do you mind answering if anyone has questions?
James – I’m not going to be the guy not pulling his weight!!
Charity *confused* So, is that a “yes”?
James – I used to care about how I looked. Now I don’t care as much. Maybe it’s because I’m so handsome.
Charity – Ok….. That’s it! Thanks, James!! I appreciate your time. Hope you have a great life and lots of success. Stay away from those haters!
James – They’re just peanut butter and jealous! Haters gonna hate, and ain’t-ers gonna ain’t.
Charity – *gets up and leaves*
Well, there you have it. I think that James said you could ask questions and he would try to get around to answering them. It was a little hard to tell. So, if you have any questions for James Franco, just ask. We’ll see if he responds (not that his response will answer your question….).
If you would like, you can follow him on Goodreads.
Alright. That’s it. Thanks for taking the time to read this!! Love my readers ❤
–PS – I will try to find someone that wants to actually talk about his/her books next time…It was my first go at it. Give me a break. PLEASE.
Oh, James wanted to show you this…?? I guess he thought it was pretty cool. *shrug*