James Franco‘s appearance on the talk show Inside the Actors Studio has reportedly received the highest demand for tickets in the series’s history. Franco is currently being highly lauded for his performance in 127 Hours.
The staff at the studio had to reject a record number of people from attending the interview with host James Lipton.
Franco repaid fans for their interest by staying over the allotted time to chat to devotees – the only person to do so since late legend Paul Newman, when he appeared on the series’ debut in 1994.
Lipton admits Franco caused quite the commotion with his female fans in the audience: “Seventeen years filming this show and I’ve never heard a sound like that before.”
Hopefully Franco is enjoying the ride! Check out the gallery of James’ photo shoot for Outside magazine.