An excerpt attained by Radar Online from actress Busy Phillipps’ memoir depicts the second when actor James Franco pushed Philipps to the bottom. The incident is claimed to have occurred on the set of 1999 TV sequence Freaks and Geeks. Philipps alleges that Franco’s demeanor was quite chilly and that he was a “f—ing” bully on set.
In the excerpt, Philipps describes a scene during which she was requested to flippantly strike Franco. Philipps claims that Franco could not deal with the contact and proceeded to lose his cool, breaking character to aggressively confront Phillps. “He grabbed each my arms and screamed in my face, ‘DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!’” she wrote in her memoir. “And he threw me to the bottom. Flat on my again. Wind knocked out of me.” Philipps claims that administrators and producers of the present demanded that Franco apologize, and he complied, apologizing to her the following day.
In the previous, Philips has revealed that her relationship with the The Interview actor has been tense because it begun. Back in 2016, whereas on Andy Cohen’s Watch What HappensLive she revealed, “He felt like he needed his character to be a method. He had had a dialogue with the producers that he got here from an abused household or one thing, and so he didn’t need his girlfriend — I performed his girlfriend — to ever bodily hit him.” She went on to share, “I by no means knew this dialog existed, and in an improv, I smacked him on the factor, and he was like, ‘Don’t ever contact me,’ and grabbed me and shoved me to the bottom. It was an overreaction by a 19-year-old dude. And it was bizarre and folks’s brokers needed to be known as and he needed to apologize to me.”