James Franco and Tyrese Gibson during Touchstone Pictures' "Annapolis" World Premiere - Red Carpet at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for Disney Pictures)
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Here's How James
Franco's Method
Acting Hurt His Co-
Star Tyrese Gibson
While many have applauded some of James Franco's roles in movies, it also appears that the actor has been labeled as a magnet for controversy and as someone who isn't particularly easy to work with. His “Annapolis” co-star Tyrese Gibson revealed a pretty surprising detail about Franco’s method acting during an interview with Elle in 2007.
Gibson noted that, despite telling Franco to lighten up with his hits while practicing for their fight scene, the actor didn't pull any punches and really slugged him in the face several times. This got Gibson heated enough for the actor to say in a 2007 Playboy interview, "I never want to work with him again, and I'm sure he feels the same way. It felt very personal."
Franco has tried to own up to the incident and even apologized to Gibson through various interviews. He has blamed himself for perhaps being too into his role in the film, but, via Hollywood.com, stated that it was nothing personal with Gibson. “I don’t try to be mean to anybody on a movie,” Franco said.