James Franco Interview - Why Him?

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James Franco chats about his character Laird Mayhew, a video game app designer who's dating Ned Fleming's (Bryan Cranston) daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) in the comedy Why Him? He describes Laird as successful, but a bit unpolished. In other words, he's "everything that Bryan Cranston's character wouldn't want in a son." James discusses the plot, which unfolds around the holidays as Laird tries to convince Ned he's a suitable partner for Stephanie. Finally, James addresses director John Hamburg's process of allowing improv, reveals why he was drawn to the project, and divulges that John is his former NYU prof.



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