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Tori Spelling Recalls the Time She 'Projectile Vomited' in Front of James Franco

by Jackie Willis 10:15 AM PDT, June 09, 2016
Playing Tori Spelling Recalls the Time She 'Projectile Vomited' in Front of James Franco

Tori Spelling didn't give the best first impression upon meeting James Franco.

Spelling, 43, agreed to star in Franco's remake of Lifetime's 1996 TV movie, Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?, 20 years after she took on the role of the daughter in the original movie. In the 2016 version, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum portrays the mother and admitted during a panel with the cast and crew that she got very sick while shooting some of the scenes.

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"My kids had the stomach flu, all four of them," the mother of four recalled (via Vulture). “We did rehearsal and then all of a sudden it hit me and I was like, 'Oh my God, I feel like I’m gonna puke.' I was like, 'No, don’t let this happen, not now.'"

That's when Spelling got very sick. "I walked back and was like, find a bathroom, find a bathroom," she explained. "I looked up and behind the camera were James [Franco] and [director] Melanie [Aitkenhead] and they were all sitting there, and I just bent down and started puking."

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Spelling quipped that she attempted to play it off. "I tried to make a joke like, 'Remember that time I got to do a movie with James Franco and projectile vomited all over the place?'" she said. Turning to Franco, she asked, "You laughed, right?"

With a big smile, he responded, "I laughed."

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Franco's remake of the classic, made-for-TV movie has a pretty big twist. In his version of Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?, a college girl introduces her mother (Spelling) to her girlfriend, who just so happens to be a vampire. In the original, the daughter (Spelling) is seemingly dating her dream guy (Ivan Sergei) but when he becomes aggressive, the girl's mother suspects that something is wrong with his background.

"James has totally put his own spin on it, which is why they brought along James Franco, of course,” Spelling told ET when we were on set of the movie. "It's this cool, edgy, vampire lesbian movie."

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