Seth Rogen Talks ‘Interview’ Co-Star James Franco: ‘He’s a Weird Guy’ (Video)

“He’s almost embarrassed by how weird he knows he comes across as,” Rogen tells David Letterman on CBS’s “Late Show” Monday night

Last Updated: November 25, 2014 @ 9:54 AM

Seth Rogen and James Franco are more than frequent co-stars, they’re friends as well. So it came from a place of love when Rogen told David Letterman on CBS’s “Late Show” Monday night about Franco, “He’s a weird guy.”

“He’s very smart, and I think he’s a lot weirder on paper than he is in real life,” Rogen clarified. “Like, if you list all the weird sh-t about him, there’s a lot of it, but when you’re actually talking to him, he’s not that weird.

“He’s almost embarrassed by how weird he knows he comes across as,” he went on to reveal. But not so embarrassed that Franco curbs his myriad passions.

“He’s still in school. He’s 37,” Rogen laughed. “That’s super weird.”

When they were talking about Franco’s relationship with Rogen’s wife, Lauren, Seth insisted it is perfectly friendly. “There’s a slight love triangle dynamic that does develop a little bit. She likes James very much.”

He joked that the only thing they had to worry about was whether or not Franco would read to them. “He has books around, he reads a lot. My wife loves him — not too much, just the right amount,” he stressed.

Seth Rogen co-stars with James Franco in “The Interview,” hitting theaters Thursday, Dec. 25. “Late Show with David Letterman” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.

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