James Franco Disliked His ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Co-Star So Much That He Shoved Her To The Ground One Time
James Franco got his start in the biz when he played the cool and charismatic burnout Daniel Desario on Freaks and Geeks back in the day, but according to one of his co-stars it wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows on set.
Busy Phillips, who played Kim Kelly, Franco’s character Daniel’s on-and-off girlfriend revealed in an interview on Watch What Happens Live, that she did not get along with James IRL…and apparently the feeling was mutual from Franco’s end too. According to Busy, the pair’s strong ~dislike~ for one another resulted in things getting unnecessarily physical between the actors.
“James Franco and I really didn’t get along when we were on Freaks and Geeks,” Busy told Watch What Happens Live’s host Andy Cohen.
“We were 19, and we really, really disliked each other—it’s well documented. He shoved me to the ground once. It was really brutal.”
However, as the co-stars transitioned into adulthood, Busy said that they decided to put their beef aside in order to establish a blossoming friendship that still exists till this day.
“We’ve since made amends…we’re friends now and we really like ach other now as adults, but as kids we did not get along,” she said.
So there you have it. Teenage James Franco was a bit of a d*ckhead back in the day.
Watch Busy’s appearance on Watch What Happens Live below.
- Jess Lim
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