Seth Rogen Says He Would Work With James Franco Again After Inappropriate Behavior Allegations

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Seth Rogen says that he'd work with James Franco again, despite allegations of inappropriate behavior.

In an interview with Vulture published on Sunday, the 36-year-old actor and screenwriter didn't expand on his thoughts about Franco and said his perspective was largely irrelevant on the #MeToo movement. Franco has been accused by five women of inappropriate behavior ranging from uncomfortable situations with film students involving nudity to one woman accusing him of pressuring her to perform oral sex.

The Disaster Artist star has said on multiple occasions that the accusations are "not accurate."

"The things that I heard were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice, because they didn't have a voice for so long," Franco said on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert in January. "So I don't want to shut them down in any way. I think it's a good thing and I support it."

In response to questions about Franco and #MeToo, Rogen responded, "The truth is that my perspective on this is the least relevant perspective."

"I’m friends with these people and I’m a dude," Rogen told the magazine. "All that combined makes me the last person who should be talking about this."

When asked if his willingness to work with Franco is unchanged, despite the allegations, he responded, "Yes."

"There are so many people with real things to contribute to the #MeToo discussion that anything I say is not going to add anything useful," he added.

Rogen did go on to discuss what he has taken as a filmmaker from the current social movement.

"This is not in any way about pandering, but I think Neighbors 2[: Sorority Rising] had an incredibly progressive message," he said of the 2016 comedy. 

"I think Blockers has an incredibly progressive message," he continued, noting the critically acclaimed comedy, which came out this year. Rogen produced the film, which features first-time director, Kay Cannon.

"She did an amazing job," he said of Cannon. "We’re hyperaware of trying to be as representative as possible in the directors and writers and actors we work with. I’m sure we could definitely be doing more to be ahead of the curve in that way, but, again, I couldn’t be more aware that my perspective is not one people are clamoring for."

For more on Franco's response to the allegations against him, watch the video below.

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