Kristen Stewart 'Inspired' James Franco's Book on Sex in Hollywood [VIDEO]
By Fiona Keating | December 16, 2013 1:56 AM EST
Twilight star Kristen Stewart was an inspiration for actor James Franco's book on the sexual merry-go-round of Tinseltown.
In the book Actors Anonymous: A Novel, Franco's scribbling "mixes memoir with pure fiction".
One account refers to a 17-year-old actress called Cent who stars in a teenage vampire film because she is sleeping with the producer.
In an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine, Franco doesn't deny that the female character was inspired by Kristen Stewart, co-star of Robert Pattinson in the Twilight films, though of course any sexual shenanigans are pure invention on his part.
"I don't know the intimate details of Kristen Stewart's life. But I don't need to because I'm not writing non-fiction," he said.
"When I was writing, I was thinking, what are the pop culture phenomena of today? Yes! The Twilight movies..."
The fictional character in Actors Anonymous: A Novel, says of his Hollywood film experiences, "I had lots of sex.
"I had something going on with most of my female co-stars."
The actor was named the Sexiest Man Living in 2009 by Salon.com and when quizzed whether his literary outpourings on sex with co-stars are autobiographical, Franco says, "I'd say those statements are based on what I have seen of a lot of people. Maybe it's not true for everyone. It's not always this insidious, horrible, demeaning thing, like a power play. Sometimes it's just fun."
The book follows the exploits of different characters in Hollywood, including a former child star, a McDonald's drive-thru operator and the ghost of River Phoenix.
Critics have panned the book, with the Los Angeles Times calling it a "barrage of self-indulgent snippets". The novel fared even worse in New Zealand, with one critic damning Franco's work as "dreadful".
Watch Kristen Stewart interviewed on Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- 2014 MLB World Series Game 1: San Francisco Giants 7, Kansas City Royals 1 [PHOTOS]
- 2014 MLB World Series - Game 2: Kansas City Royals 7, San Francisco Giants 2 [PHOTOS]
- NFL Thursday Recap - Denver Broncos 35, San Diego Chargers 21: Peyton Manning Has 3 TDs In Easy Win [PHOTOS]
- 2014 MLB World Series Game 3: Kansas City Royals 3, San Francisco Giants 2 [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- Six English Words Which Originated From Arabic
- ISIS Educates Young Children in 'School of Jihad,' Deploys Them in Active Combat After Graduation [VIDEO]
- Robots May Be Used to Fight Ebola in West Africa; Australian PM Admits US, UK Asked For Medical Teams
- Decades-Long Mystery of Oklahoma Lake Solved, Missing Six Bodies Identified
- Belgium Chocolate Maker ISIS Forced To Change Brand Name To Escape Customer Fury
- Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs. Sharp Aquos Crystal – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo Leaked Live Images Surfaces, Scheduled To Get Unveiled On Oct 28
- Update HTC One M7 with LG G2 with Android 4.4.2 as Sprint OTA: Fixes and Installation
- U.S. Targets Buyers of ISIS Oil, Threatens Sanctions
- ISIS Syria Airstrike Bombing Has Killed 550 People, Civilians Included
- Russia Blocking OSCE Monitoring Of Its Border With Ukraine
- Russia Slams US 'Double Standards' In The Fight Against ISIS