Dave Franco is currently promoting ‘Now You See Me’ and ‘Warm Bodies’, and is featured in Bullett Magazine’s Winter 2012 Issue. In the interview, Franco discusses getting cast in ‘Now You See Me’, the heist movie involving magicians that also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Woody Harrelson.
Franco discusses what it was like working in such a high-profile movie with such a legendary cast, saying, “My friends were like, ‘How the fuck did you sneak into that role? My costars have been acting for 20, 30, 40 years. That they still doubt themselves and their abilities makes me feel comforted, but it’s also a little disconcerting that in 30 years I still won’t be comfortable.”
He also talks about being famous for his Funny or Die videos, saying, “Every meeting and interview I have, people mostly want to address the Funny or Die videos, which I’m happy to do because I feel like they’re an accurate representation of my humor, as twisted as it may be. I’m actually excited to talk about them, whereas an actor, at least when you’re first starting out, does a lot of jobs that you wouldn’t necessarily choose to do.”
With starring roles in ’21 Jump Street’, ‘Now You See Me’, ‘Warm Bodies’, and a slate of other movies, it’s likely that you won’t be talking about Dave Franco as ‘that guy from the Funny or Die videos’ or even as James Franco’s brother, but rather as Dave Franco, movie star.