This holiday season, James Franco and Seth Rogen are going to try and kill the leader of North Korea in “The Interview,” but as you might expect, they are not the most likely of assassins. It’s not exactly the meatiest of comedic hooks, but if anyone can make it sing it’s these two, and they are taking their personalities from the film to the next level.
In “The Interview,” James Franco plays the host of celebrity TV tabloid show “Skylark Tonight,” with Rogen as his weary producer (they land an interview with Kim Jong-Un, and are then recruited by the CIA to take him out) and it’s in that guise that the promo run for the comedy has taken an interesting shape. The latest nugget to pop out is Skylark’s chat with a game Orlando Bloom, which immediately goes off the rails when the host is astonished to learn that the actor is not knighted. If you like that, then be sure to check out Skylark’s full-blown half-hour MTV special that aired over the summer, that features more interviews with Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 7, 2014