James Franco Disses 'The Amazing Spider-Man', But Is This The Actor's Cattiest Moment?

20 June 2013 by

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Goodness me that James Franco can get a bit catty can't he? After criticising Anne Hathaway for her presenting skills on The Oscars, he then moved on to bad-mouthing everyone's favourite TV show (except, presumably, his) Girls, NOW he's turned his attentions to dissing The Amazing Spider-Man.

Actor, filmmaker, teacher and author (hey, that's just what his bio says, not us) James starred in the previous Spiderman trilogy alongside Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire - and it's fair to say that the newer version with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone has left him less than impressed.  "I mean, they could have strayed a little bit more from the original. It's like, 'Why?' Well, I guess they made a lot of money. Congrats. Good for them. Sam (Raimi-Franco's Spiderman director) and I moved on, we made 'Oz The Great And Powerful.'"

Ooooh! And it's not like this is James' first outburst. After his widely-panned presenting stint at The Oscars with Anne Hathaway he deflected the blame from himself saying, "As far as having low energy or seeming as though I wasn’t into it or was too cool for it, I thought, Okay Anne Hathaway is going the enthusiastic route. I’ve been trained as an actor to respond to circumstances, to the people I’m working with, and not force anything. So I thought I would be the straight man and she could be the other, and that’s how I was trying to do those lines.”

As for Lena Dunham's hapless character Hannah Horvath in her show Girls? He had a very direct message for her. "Get a fucking job." Claws away please James!

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