James Franco Respects Porn Stars

Newsweek’s 14th annual Oscar roundtable issue, features Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, James Franco and Michelle Williams. In the interview, Nicole Kidman mentioned that some directors are “precise” about “big screen kisses” and Franco said:

“I think if anybody who has made a home sex tape knows, what feels best doesn’t always look best [laughter]. I remember when I was 19 doing that, and then watching it back and thinking, oh, that looks horrible. So what Nicole is talking about, yeah, you have a lot of respect for those actors in pornography, because they are really not just doing it, they’re really selling it. It’s the same thing with a kiss. It’s not just the kiss that feels best, it’s an image. Something different is happening if it’s a good kiss.”