James Franco’s kiss with Sean Penn in Harvey Milk biopic Milk left him feeling uncomfortable - because his co-star wanted to act out a full-on love scene.
Franco, who plays San Francisco politician Milk’s gay lover Scott Smith in the Gus Van Sant film, knew he’d have to pucker-up with Penn - but was shocked when the director told him Penn wanted to take it further.
He tells Elle magazine, “In the original script I read, there was only one real kissing scene.
“A month after Gus asked me to do it, they sent me another script, and on Page 5 there was a full-on love scene. And I was like, ‘Gus, what the heck?’ He says, ‘Well, it was Sean’s idea’.”