Video: Proof James Franco Really Painted That Melrose Mural Himself
Remember that mural on Melrose Avenue that James Franco painted for his new movie, This Is The End?
Now Sony has released a making-of video showing the whole process. Franco didn't paint the whole thing by himself, but he did design the original figures and personally wield a paintbrush, including adding a bold signature on the mural's righthand edge. And when's the last time you saw an Oscar host painting street art? That's right, never. (Prove us wrong, Billy Crystal.)
For the film, which is about celebrities like Franco, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson faced with the end of the world, Franco also created more custom paintings, including one that reads "James Franco" and one that reads "Seth Rogen," as well as a Freaks and Geeks painting and a Pineapple Express one.
In the movie, Jay Baruchel is not a fan of Franco's work. Should we tell Franco that some Melrose regulars felt the same way, with one guy asking us, "It looks unfinished, right?"
Watch the video of the artiste at work.