Friends

Credit Suzanne Hanover/Columbia Pictures

 

Great detail from this NY Times interview with Franco and Rogen:

Did you know you’d be friends right away when you met on “Freaks and Geeks”?

FRANCO I was just writing some poems about it. It sounds silly, but I think they’re actually pretty good. There was a period where Seth, Jason [Segel] and I all went to Jason’s house, and they would sit at one end of the room and smoke weed.

ROGEN He literally would sit in the corner.

More:

Did that camaraderie continue after the show?

FRANCO There was a point where most people on the show didn’t like me, because I took myself too seriously. I thought I was Marlon Brando or something. Then I pushed Busy [Philipps, a co-star] over, by accident. So everybody didn’t like me, I think, except for Seth.

ROGEN When the show ended, I didn’t talk to you for years. We kind of went our separate ways, for a long time.

FRANCO I ran into Judd [Apatow] at this film festival in Austin. He’s like, “Why don’t you come back to the comedy world?” And I was like, “Yes. I need to change something, because I’m miserable.” I was not happy as an actor, and I went and did “Pineapple Express,” and it was like, Oh, it’s Seth, and I know Seth. I could take huge swings. That made all the difference



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