James Franco and Seth Rogen know how to think outside of the box, especially when it comes to their comedy. For their upcoming film The Interview, the two decided to promote within the brand of the comedy for a fantastic meta experiment. Franco interviewed some of music’s most notable stars weeks ago as his character host, Dave Skylark.
Now James Franco and Seth Rogen are continuing their promo train with a very naked appearance on the show Naked and Afraid. As the title suggests, Franco and Rogen will get nude for the show. You might have seen a glimpse of this already as Franco has shared a photo from the shoot, but there’s a whole lot more coming.
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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Good Morning America premiered a clip of the appearance which featured the two actors coming together in the woods. In the clip Franco tells Rogen, “You’re supposed to be a hot Australian-like survivalist!” As Rogen quips to Franco, “Do you know anything about surviving about here?” Then the two embrace in a nude hug.
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Back in September the two teamed up again to surprise The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon for a very unconventional birthday present. The two popped out of a cake shirtless and ready to party. Fallon could only giggle at the pair’s antics.
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For those who don’t know, The Interview is about a reporter, Dave Skylark, and his producer Aaron (Seth Rogen), who are recruited to kill North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un. The pair go to North Korea under the false pretenses that the leader is a huge fan of their celebrity talk show Skylark Tonight. Then, to their confusion, they’re recruited by the CIA to take Jong-un down.
After the trailer was released, Kim Jong-un got word about the film. A spokesman for Kim Jong-un said that the dictator will watch the film, but Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace, is not amused by the plot.
He told the Telegraph, “There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society. A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.”
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