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10th May 2021

Seth Rogen has ‘no plans’ to work with James Franco again after sexual misconduct allegations

Danny Jones

Seth Rogen and James Franco have been regular screen partners but that looks to be over now

Following a recent interview, Seth Rogen has admitted that he currently has ‘no plans’ to work with James Franco again in the future. This follows allegations of sexual misconduct levelled at Franco, dating back to 2018.

While the case involving two women was ultimately settled and Franco having denied claims for the start, as many as five women have come out against him in the past.

Rogen and Franco have been close friends for many years and have starred alongside each other in films like Pineapple Express, The Interview, This Is The End and more.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Rogen said that since reassuring fans the pair would work together again around the time of the allegations, “the truth is that I have not and I do not plan to right now.” He went on to note that it was “not a coincidence” they hadn’t worked together again and that the case “has changed many things in our relationship and our dynamic.”

Though he, obviously didn’t go into too much detail, he did state: “What I can say is that I despise abuse and harassment and I would never cover or conceal the actions of someone doing it, or knowingly put someone in a situation where they were around someone like that.”

He also referenced a joke he made alongside Franco on Saturday Night Live in 2014 – before the first allegations were made. The ‘punchline’ involved Rogen posing as an underage girl on Instagram to lure Franco into a date.

The joke starts around the 2:30 mark. He described it as “terrible” and that he “very much regrets” making it.