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James Franco Wants to Do a Film with Pal Lana Del Rey

James Franco Wants to Do a Film with Pal Lana Del Rey

James Franco poses with his close friend Lana Del Rey for the Music Issue of V Magazine, on newsstands now!

Here’s what the 36-year-old actor had to share with the mag about Lana:

On her misunderstood persona: “Lana lives in her art, and when she comes down to earth for interviews, it gets messy, because she isn’t made for this earth. She is made to live in the world she creates. She is one who has been so disappointed by life, she had to create her own world. Just let her live in it.”

On her music: “When I watch her stuff, when I listen to her stuff, I am reminded of everything I love about Los Angeles. I am sucked into a long gallery of Los Angeles cult figurines, and cult people, up all night like vampires and bikers.”

On collaborating with her: “She has this idea for a film. I want to do it because it’s a little like Sunset Boulevard. A woman is alone in a big house in L.A. She doesn’t want to go out. She starts to go crazy, and becomes paranoid because she feels like people are watching her. Even in her own house. It’s like an awesome B-movie that lives in Lana’s head. It’s about her, and it’s not about her. Just like her music.”

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Photos: Original Polaroids Chuck Grant
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  • forrest gump

    so the UCLA-Rowing ladies star again in marina del rey?

  • attentionseeks

    These two just met a few months ago. It’s so funny how James writes about her as if he’s known her for ages, all to make himself look better. No comment for either of them. I feel like I know Brad Pitt much more because he leaves mystery.

  • Penny Dreadful

    Lord, what a meeting of the minds.

    (rolls @@ eyes)

  • Blah!

    We know Lana (Elizabeth Grant) lives in her own world. We know she is crazy. It’s really sad. It’s always about HERSELF.

  • Victoria Elizabeth

    Maybe Lana and James would be perfect together. She’s an artist like him. They would both understand each other so well. I love her music. Wish her nothing but happiness.

  • Guest

    Two flakes who will collaborate very well on yet another pseudo artistic film with angst-ridden characters, drugs, and retro songs with no substance. James Franco isn’t taken seriously by the art, lit, or film world. As hard as he tries to be, and as much as he puts down other fellow actors in his pseudo-intellectual reviews/articles.