Why is James Franco dissing Rise of The Planet of the Apes?

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Dec 15, 2012

James Franco is known for trying pretty much everything—which includes writing short stories, teaching at NYU, appearing on General Hospital and hosting the Oscars. Now it looks like he's trying something new—badmouthing his upcoming movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

In a recent interview with Playboy, Franco decided to come out and say that his role as the scientist who sets the plot of the film in motion was just a job to him:

"I never thought of this movie as an example of my creativity. I was an actor for hire."

And more than that—he wanted to make sure we all know that the final film probably won't be as good as the original script he read:

"They haven't shown me the movie yet, so I don't know what the result is. I did reshoots, and it sounds to me the final movie will be different from the screenplay, which had a lot of character development. The movie seems to be more action now. I went and did my job, and I'm supposed to be a scientist. I feel pretty confident that I did that."

Considering Harrison Ford recently called Shia LaBeouf a "@#$!-ing idiot" for dissing Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, we're pretty sure this isn't the way to make friends in Hollywood.

What do you think? Do we bother trying to figure this out? Or just chalk it up to Franco being Franco?

(via Bleeding Cool)

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