James Franco

James Franco tells Conan about his failed foray into amateur porn

Aug. 10, 2011 at 8:59 AM ET

Maybe James Franco can't do it all.

At least that's what the star of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" seemed to indicate during his "Conan" appearance Tuesday night. Namely, that he once tried to make an personal-use amateur porn movie ... and it didn't go over so well.

"When I was young, it's not like I went down to Van Nuys and tried to break into the porn industry," he told Conan O'Brien. "I got a video camera and my girlfriend and I decided to film ourselves, and watched it back and said yeah, let's never watch that again."

Franco manages to squeeze in feature film acting, performance art, soap opera appearances and considerable time at the universities, but the sex tape does appear to have been his Waterloo. And he will be appearing in a film whose subject is porn: "Cherry," where he'll play a lawyer who gets involved with a young adult movie star.

As for the chat with O'Brien, if you thought that was an interesting left turn, right after mentioning the sex tape he brought grandma into the conversation....

Well, you should watch this particular taped segment for yourself.

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