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“Not that we are enemies”: James Franco Regrets the Way He Treated Henry Cavill in Their $14.4 Million Movie

"Not that we are enemies": James Franco Regrets the Way He Treated Henry Cavill in Their $14.4 Million Movie

James Franco has a reputation in Hollywood for playing various roles. Franco has always shown his versatility as an actor, from his breakthrough role in Freaks and Geeks to his Oscar-nominated performance in 127 Hours.

Franco is a talented actor known for being tough to deal with. This isn’t only because of his method of acting. James Franco and Henry Cavill, his co-star in the 2006 film Tristan and Isolde, have reportedly reignited their animosity.

James Franco’s On-Set Feuds

James Franco and Henry Cavill
James Franco and Henry Cavill

James Franco claims that he was the star of the show as Tristan and that Cavill was the scheming sidekick. Franco revealed in a review of Henry Cavill’s Superman film Man of Steel that he went to watch it without drawing attention to himself out of concern that Cavill wouldn’t want to see him there.

“Because I don’t think Henry Cavill would have wanted to see me there. Not that we’re enemies.”

James Franco also confessed that he was a “difficult young actor who took himself too seriously” at the time and would not have liked himself.

“Years ago we worked on a film together called Tristan and Isolde. I played Tristan and he played my backstabbing sidekick. My hunch is that he didn’t like me very much. I don’t know this for certain, but I know that I wouldn’t have liked myself back then because I was a difficult young actor who took himself too seriously.”

James Franco
James Franco

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James Franco’s history of on-set tensions is not new. It was reported by Tyrese Gibson, Franco’s co-star in the film Annapolis, that Franco went too far with his method of acting by repeatedly punching Gibson in the face during their boxing sequences. Gibson voiced his displeasure with Franco’s methods in a public forum.

James Franco’s Future in Hollywood

James Franco appears to have matured due to his experiences and is trying to improve himself. Franco has vowed to better himself in the wake of s*xual misconduct allegations. Franco has also recently spent more time on his studies and less time in Hollywood. In 2020, he earned his doctorate from Yale and has been an adjunct professor at several institutions since then.

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James Franco in This Is the End
James Franco in This Is the End

James Franco has always been a gifted actor, and that hasn’t changed despite his history of controversy.  Franco has always been up for a challenge, whether in his comedic roles like Pineapple Express and This Is the End or his dramatic turn in The Disaster Artist. There’s no denying that he has left his mark on Hollywood, even if his personal life has been a source of drama.

If Franco and Cavill ever make up is an open question, but for now, James Franco appears satisfied to concentrate on his development and academic endeavors. Maybe he’ll return to the big screen someday and give another performance that will blow everyone away. His fans can have faith until then that he is dedicated to developing as a person and performer.

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Source: Vice

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.