Earlier in the day, at a press conference, Franco had looked by turns bored (head slumped against microphone, yawning frequently) and amused – teasing his young co-star, 13-year-old Joey King. In the past few years, he has had several leading roles, most notably in the survival drama 127 Hours, for which he received an Oscar nomination.
But he is now almost as well known for his extraordinary attempts to unshackle himself from a regular Hollywood career.
POPSUGAR: How did you get involved with As I Lay Dying?Fine, I say, if you’re just going to be mad at me, then tell them to come back.“I’m not mad at you,” he replies, scrutinising me through half-closed eyes as he tilts back on his chair.The 33-year-old star disclosed in the August 2011 issue of that distance and his exhausting schedule was at the root of the relationship's demise. She's glowing on the red carpet after announcing her engagement late last year.