Seth Rogen and James Franco reveal Kanye West found 'Bound 3' video funny

The actors had been apprehensive about how the rapper would react to their parody

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James Franco and Seth Rogen have revealed that Kanye West loved their parody of his “Bound 2” music video so much that he asked them to perform it at his wedding to Kim Kardashian.

Despite the actors being on edge about the controversial rapper's reaction to their joke, West told them he enjoyed it because the original was “supposed to be bad”.

“I'm a big fan of Kanye West so I was obviously a little worried about what would happen when it came out,” Rogen said backstage at The Tonight Show while promoting new film The Interview.

“When I saw him in a hotel, I instantly was super apologetic. He said that he thought it was funny, thank God. He was like 'Man, you guys spent more time working on it than we did.”

Rogen spent around three hours perfecting his take with Franco to the point that it “became an obsession almost”.

When Franco received a call from West shortly after his initial response, it was clear there had been nothing to worry about.

“He was almost shy,” said Franco. “He's like, 'I got this idea. I don't know but maybe you could come out and do the 'Bound' thing (at the wedding). I have the motorcycle and you guys could do it live.”


Sadly, just moments later, he added: “Now that I hear that coming out of my mouth I think maybe it's not the best idea. Maybe it'd be funny for the first fifteen seconds and then everybody would sit there awkwardly.”

Rogen and Franco released “Bound 3” in November last year, with Rogen starring as a topless Kardashian, straddling Franco's West on a motorcycle as they ride through mountains and gold-rimmed clouds.

A new trailer for their forthcoming comedy The Interview dropped earlier this week.

The movie follows two TV journalists asked to assassinate North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. It has already sparked words of warning from the North Korean government, who considers it a "wanton act of terror".

Despite threats that the film's release will result in a “resolute and merciless response” from the country, The Interview will hit UK cinemas on 6 January.