Dave Franco tells BFF Jerrod Carmichael about his 25 pound transformation to play a junkie

written by Neide XX.IV

Hello Dave fans! I apologize for the slow news, school has been keeping me quite busy. Earlier this month Interview magazine released an interview, during which Dave was interviewed by his best friend Jerrod Carmichael and speaks about how he prepared to play a junkie in 6 Balloons. Along with the interview, which you can read bellow, we have been blessed by a photoshoot and you can find it in our gallery!

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Dave Franco is willing to give everything in service to a role. For his new Netflix heroin drama 6 Balloons, with Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson and directed by Marja-Lewis Ryan, Franco shed 25 pounds in order to transform himself into a brutal avatar of the opioid crisis that’s sweeping the country. He did everything short of shooting up: He skipped meals, went on long runs, and sent himself spiraling into a depressive episode by watching documentaries about junkies for days on end.

“You’re not yourself, you’re not fun to be around,” his wife Alison Brie told him during the peak of his preparation for this possibly career-changing role. “I’m fucking starving,” he snapped back. “What do you want from me?”

In the end, his sacrifice was worth it—Franco’s performance captures the feverish intensity of addiction, and the desperation it causes in those who experience it. Like his older brother, Franco excels at fusing his effortless charisma with the extreme circumstances of his characters’ lives.

Over the last few years, Franco has developed a close friendship with comedian and actor Jerrod Carmichael, with whom he appeared in the 2014 comedy Neighbors. Naturally, sparks flew when the pair met up for an amusing chat about what it takes to challenge yourself.
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April 20 Photoshoots Press

“6 Balloons” Trailer + Promotional Photos

written by Neide XVIII.III

Hello Dave fans! I bring you the first look at Dave as Seth in Netflix’s original movie 6 Balloons! Definitely a much different role than we are used to seeing him in, which makes me more excited to see his performance. Along with the trailer which you can watch bellow, i have added to the gallery a poster and production stills from the movie which is set to be released on the platform on April 6!

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March 18 6 Balloons

Dave attends SXSW Festival – Day 4

written by Neide XII.III

Surprise, surprise! Dave is currently at SXSW Festival promoting his upcoming movie 6 Balloons alongside co-star Abbi Jacobson and director Marja-Lewis Ryan. For those of you who don’t know, 6 Balloons tell the story of a woman (played by Abbi Jacobson) whose brother (played by Dave Franco) relapses on heroin, while living with his six-month-old daughter. It’s certainly a first for Dave – Who has never played such complex character. Photos from Deadline Studio and portraits have been added to our gallery, and you can also watch two interviews bellow! Oh and best of it all? We can watch 6 Balloons on Netflix on April 6!

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24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

written by Neide XXII.I

Last night Dave attended the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards with his beautiful and talented wife Alison Brie! The two looked absolutely adorable as they posted on red carpet before the award ceremony. Photos from the award show have been added to our gallery, a huge thank you to my friends Claudia and Elise for some photos!

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