Or his rep will beat you down! Or maybe she (Robin Baum?) will just beat down Franco. Either way, asking the actor about any enjoyment of other guys is a no-no, as attendees at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his film Saturday Night learned Sunday night.
“One of the guests asked James a few things that alluded to his sexuality,” says a panel-goer, explaining that the line of questioning was in regards to Franco’s on-camera kiss with Will Forte on “SNL.” “Franco’s rep stopped him from answering, and the crowd got really uncomfortable.” But Franco didn’t seem to mind: “Will and James were taking pictures of themselves with a Polaroid at the afterparty [at 48 Lounge],” says a spy. “And then James turned to Will and joked, ‘Uh-oh, this one is going to make people talk!’ Will even told a passerby, ‘James is a very passionate kisser!'”
Of course, there will be more chances to quiz Franco about maybe being a gay: His film Howl was just selected as Outfest’s opening night flick.