James Franco is in Guelph Ontario’s Ward neighborhood shooting a miniseries based on Stephen King’s book 11.22.63 and people are camping out to catch a glimpse of Franco and possibly get a selfie with him.
Last night I decided to check out the pandemonium in the Ward and see if I could get a shot of the 1950’s diner that was built for the miniseries with my Rolleiflex (and maybe get a shot of Stephen King – I love his books). Sadly the area is completely cut-off and I could only see a few letters of the diner, so I thought some shots of ravenous Guelphite fans would be fun. I arrived at the corner of Alice and Huron Streets about 4 minutes before James Franco appeared for a lemonade photo-op and a crowd selfie.
And this morning I found out that the mother of the little boy selling Franco Fever cure-all-lemonade in this shot is a friend of a friend! Guelph can be SMALL.
And then everyone crushed James Franco for a photo and with that it was over. Sometime after this, a 19 year old kid crashed his motorcycle here with pockets full of crystal meth; but I had gone home by then.
As an end note: It’s pretty generous that James Franco or anyone else “that is famous” makes the time to meet their fans or celeb junkies etc. – because when I am working the last thing I want is my rhythm and focus to be interrupted.
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This is hilarious I never knew James Franco was in Guelph for this! Thanks for documenting it. Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco was comedy gold. I’ve probably watched it 10 times and it still has me in tears of laughter every time 😀