Bill Condon Swears They Didn’t Reject James Franco From ‘Breaking Dawn’

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Despite his frequent lobbying for a spot in Breaking Dawn, James Franco wasn’t afforded the chance to stand alongside Edward, Jacob and Bella — and he’s noted lately that he felt a bit shunned by the news.

Well, that’s not exactly the case according to Dawn director Bill Condon. The lensman told MTV News that he actually would have loved to have Franco involved in the movie in any way, but ultimately, he didn’t want to turn it into a “Where’s Waldo?” scenario by forcing a role that didn’t make sense.Condon said in his interview with MTV that Franco “told a friend of mine who then sent a message along to me” about his interest in being in Dawn. “For a moment it was like, what could James Franco play that doesn’t feel like ‘Where’s Waldo?’ I really thought about it for a second, and nothing made sense,” Condon said.

He goes on further to explain:

“I think he thinks this somehow involves some big rejection of the idea. It wasn’t that … “If it had made sense, and frankly if I had called and said ‘do you want to play that vampire from that country,’ it would have involved hanging around for two months in a scene with 80 people, and I don’t know if he really would have wanted to do it.”

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