Page Six from the NY Post is reporting that James Franco is dating Ashley Benson from the hit ABC show ‘Pretty Little Liars’, who he co-starred with on ‘Spring Breakers’.
They are reporting that Franco and Benson were spotted wandering around downtown and in Washington Square Park earlier in the month, and they were holding hands when also spotted at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. A source also told Page Six, “They have been seeing each other for a little over a month, but things are going well.”
Page Six reportedly seeked out Benson’s and Franco’s publicists and asked for comment, but neither of their representatives could be reached. If this is indeed true, it seems to be a follow up of Franco and Benson spending some time together on the set of Spring Breakers. The film itself is a raunchy and vivid film about sex, alcohol, drugs, and spring break, and it seems that Franco and Benson could have possibly started this fling on set. No reports have surfaced on that account, but then again, many co-stars romances are kept quiet, only revealed in blind items and internet gossip.
James Franco recently gave an interview stating that he was initially up for Joaquin Phoenix’s role in ‘The Master’, but lost it because he wasn’t ‘scared enough’.