James Franco really did want to have a role in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, but director Bill Condon says he couldn’t figure out a way to get him in the movie without it feeling like Where’s Waldo?
James has been vocal about petitioning to be in Breaking Dawn but getting shot down. So MTV News recently asked the director if that was actually true.
“He told a friend of mine who then sent a message along to me,” Bill explained. “For a moment it was like, what could James Franco play that doesn’t feel like ‘Where’s Waldo?’ I really thought about it for a second, and nothing made sense.”
“I think he thinks this somehow involves some big rejection of the idea. It wasn’t that,” he added in his defense. “If it had made sense, and frankly if I had called and said ‘do you want to play that vampire from that country,’ it would have involved hanging around for two months in a scene with 80 people, and I don’t know if he really would have wanted to do it.”
Watch Bill explain why James didn’t get a Breaking Dawn cameo, below!