Lana Del Rey’s Post-‘Honeymoon’: James Franco, Writing, And Turkey

Lana Del Rey has been resting on her laurels since she released Honeymoon, but this does not mean she has stopped working. Instead, Lana Del Rey headlines include that she is thinking about writing a book, gracing the covers of magazines overseas, possibly heating up her relationship with Francesco Carrozzini — and it appears James Franco may be trying to get her attention.

About new upcoming music, NME reports Lana Del Rey is going back to her original breakout hit songwriter, Justin Parker. This is exciting news for fans since he worked with Lana Del Rey on hits like “National Anthem,” “Born to Die,” and “Video Games.”

The announcement that she might be writing a book was talked about in a recent interview where Lana Del Rey stated to Billboard that she has been seeing a therapist for panic issues. However, Lana Del Rey stated, “I saw a therapist — three times. But I’m really most comfortable sitting in that chair in the studio, writing or singing.”

Lana Del Rey and Francesco Carrozzini seem to be a good couple.
Lana Del Rey and Francesco Carrozzini seem to be doing great following the honeymoon phase of their relationship. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

Lana Del Rey goes on to tell Billboard that she would like to eventually write a book. On the other hand, there is a chance Lana Del Rey won’t be getting started on that project soon because she stated, “you need a beginning, a middle and an end! I can deal with four minutes — but I’m not so sure about a book.”

Alternatively, if the mood strikes Lana Del Rey to write a book, chances are that it will be a swift and well-planned execution. According to Entertainment Weekly, Lana Del Rey says the following about her creative process.

“I like having a plan. Though I do leave spaces for ad-libbing in the studio when I write.”

Of course, no month goes by without a Lana Del Rey and James Franco headline — and this fall has some juicy tidbits. For example, Lana Del Rey may have been shaded lately when James Franco added Emma Watson to his entourage — with a tattoo.

Interestingly, Yahoo reported on October 29, that it is still unconfirmed if the Emma Watson tattoo was temporary or permanent.

Nonetheless, the media seems to think that Lana Del Rey will never leave his pedestal for “top muse” because he will do anything to impress her.

In particular, Cracked Magazine reports that James Franco started a band and insinuated it might be a nod to Lana Del Rey’s musical capabilities. The James Franco band is called Daddy — and this band idea is built to last. For instance, according to the IMDb, the other member of Daddy is Tim O’Keefe — a well-established music composer of films such as The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying.

But is this another satire project of James Franco’s? Adding to the idea that James Franco might have a good reason to quit acting for music, the Guardian reported on November 4, that James Franco’s band project has landed a record deal with Kobalt.

Nevertheless, James Franco should keep in mind that Lana Del Rey might switch from singing to acting. NME revealed on October 26 that Lana Del Rey was offered a chance to be an actress for the role of Sharon Tate in a movie about the Charles Manson murders.

In the meantime, things may be heating up with Lana Del Rey and her photographer boyfriend, Francesco Carrozzini. Realty Today states that Carrozzini bought a new home in Beverly Hills — just around the corner from his lady love, Lana Del Rey, in Malibu.

Lana Del Rey has a friend in her boyfriend's mother.
Francesco Carrozzini's mother, Franca Sozzani, has been welcoming to Lana Del Rey. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for amfAR)

When she is not hanging out with Francesco or being admired by James Franco — Lana Del Rey is enjoying the fame her successful Honeymoon album has brought her.

For instance, the Fashion Spot points out that Lana Del Rey has been making her rounds on fashion magazine covers around the world. In the recent past, Lana Del Rey has been photographed for “V Magazine [issue 97] and… the [October 2015] cover of German Interview … [and] the cover of Vogue Turkey [November 2015].”

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