I’m a big fan of what I call the Judd Apatow players, aka the same actors who appear in the same Apatow produced films over and over again. Seth Rogen once half jokingly said, “We make extremely right-wing movies with extremely filthy dialogue,” but really I just find them hysterical.
So it was cool to read this article from James Franco. McDonald’s just reported their fifth consecutive sales drop, but Franco – who usually plays the most self absorbed character on set – took the opportunity to write about McDonald’s and how he got his start.
“Someone asked me if I was too good to work at McDonald’s. Because I was following my acting dream despite all the pressure not to, I was definitely not too good to work at McDonald’s. I went to the nearest Mickey D’s and was hired the same day.”
After three months of working at McDonald’s, I booked a Super Bowl commercial for Pizza Hut. Because it was for the Super Bowl, it was very elaborate: a computer-generated Elvis singing and serving the new Deep Dish pizza. From that point on, I could support myself through acting.
You should always remember where you came from. It was a nice touching story.
A nice touching story, that of course liberals have to politicize. But is anyone surprised? Naw. That’s kinda their thing.