James Franco selected to attend Sunday’s Display Actors Guild Awards regardless of current accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct. The actor, who’s nominated for Excellent Efficiency by a Male Actor in a Main Position for The Catastrophe Artist, didn’t stroll the pink carpet or do interviews.
Franco’s sister-in-law and co-star, Alison Brie, defined to ET’s Cameron Mathison why his attending the present was the correct selection, saying, “Tonight is in regards to the work that has been carried out, and I feel it nonetheless is vital for all of us to have fun that. A lot goes into these initiatives that’s behind-the-scenes that folks do not see, so it is good to nonetheless have fun them. And, you already know, I actually admire how he is dealing with the whole lot, listening and being open to alter. I feel all of us have to assist males being open to alter if we need to see main change on this trade.”
Franco beforehand skipped the Critics’ Selection Awards — the place he received — on account of his controversy.
“James will nonetheless attend the SAG Awards as a result of there is no such thing as a purpose to not,” a supply near Franco informed ET. “He’ll keep it up supporting the trigger and transferring ahead.”
The Los Angeles Occasions first printed an article on Jan. 11 by which 5 ladies accused Franco of inappropriate sexual conduct and abuse of energy. A supply near Franco disputes that quantity, claiming that the accusations being made in opposition to the actor are “false.” Franco himself denied any misconduct on each The Late Present with Stephen Colbert and Late Evening with Seth Meyers.
Franco was beforehand criticized for sporting a Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globes, and, on Saturday, Scarlett Johansson referred to as him out — though not by title — in a speech on the L.A. Ladies’s March, saying, “My thoughts baffles. How may an individual publicly stand by a company that helps to supply assist for victims of sexual assault, whereas privately preying on individuals who haven’t any energy? I need my pin again, by the way in which.”