Busy Philipps writes in her new e book, “This Will Solely Damage a Little,” that James Franco was a “f–king bully” on the set of “Freaks and Geeks,” detailing a time that he allegedly pushed her to the bottom.
Within the scene, Philipps, who performed Franco’s on-again-off-again girlfriend Kim Kelly on the present, was advised to hit his chest whereas yelling “Dammit Daniel, do SOMETHING.” She did the scene and as an alternative of delivering his subsequent line, Philipps stated he “grabbed each my arms and screamed in my face, ‘DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!”
She claims Franco then threw her to the bottom and he or she had the wind knocked out of her. She stated that she had tears in her eyes, however insisted to everybody on set on the time that she was nice.
They did the take yet another time after which she says she ran to her co-star Linda Cardellini’s trailer and “sobbed” as she advised Cardellini the story. Cardellini suggested her to name her supervisor. She provides that author Judd Apatow and creator Paul Feig weren’t on set on the time.
She wrote in her e book, which was obtained by Web page Six, that “James was stuffed with dangerous habits, so why would this be handled any otherwise.” Apatow known as her that night time and stated they had been going to speak to James and they might drive him to apologize to her, however she notes it was “barely a slap on the wrist” and attributes the dearth of self-discipline to the “boys’ membership.”
Philipps, 39, additionally wrote she felt like there was no level in telling Feig and Apatow how she felt and the way Franco continued to make her really feel uncomfortable whereas filming the present.
This isn’t the primary time Philipps has detailed this incident.
Through the PaleyFest LA reunion in 2011, the entire solid, minus Franco, talked and laughed in regards to the incident, together with Philipps.
Philipps defined within the video that Franco had a dialogue with somebody about his character’s backstory with an abusive father, so he didn’t need any physicality between his girlfriend and himself, which Philipps and the director of the episode didn’t know. So he freaked out when she hit him in the course of the take.
Philipps additionally talked about the assault in 2016 on “Watch What Occurs Dwell.”
“We’re buddies now and we actually like one another now as adults, however as youngsters we didn’t get alongside,” she stated.
Reps for Franco, Feig and Apatow didn’t instantly return our requests for remark.
This text initially appeared in Web page Six.