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James Franco: I’m Not Selfie King As Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson Take More Selfies; 'The Interview' Red Band Trailer Released: WATCH

ByConviron Altatis
Sep 23, 2014 01:42 AM EDT

"The Interview" actor James Franco recently said he does not like to be labelled as a selfie king as Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, his "Spring Breakers" co-star Selena Gomez and "Pretty Little Liars" star Ashley Benson take more selfies that he does.

"I wouldn't call myself a selfie king. If you look at Justin Bieber's Instagram account and then look at Ashley Benson and Selena Gomez, too. They have a lot more selfies than me," Franco told Mashable. "I wrote an article about selfies in the New York Times and it just stuck."

Franco has received attention for regularly posting selfies on social media and for writing an article about how to take better front-facing shots.

"Selfies are something new to me, but as I have become increasingly addicted to Instagram, I have been accused of posting too many of them. I was called out on the "Today" show, and have even been called the selfie king," Franco wrote in The New York Times on Dec. 26, 2013.

Meanwhile, his film "The Interview" opposite Seth Rogen is set to be released by Columbia Pictures on Dec. 25.

Rogen directed the comedy with Evan Goldberg and the two wrote the script with David Sterling.

Playing a cameo in the film, Rob Lowe tweeted, "I've been living a lie. I come clean to @JamesFrancoTV and @Sethrogen in the new red band "The Interview" with a link of the official red band trailer.

Watch "The Interview" red band trailer here:

North Korea has already banned "The Interview," and in June, the country's United Nations Ambassador Ja Song Nam wrote a letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, who is South KoreanIndie Wire reported.

"To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war," the correspondence stated.

Sony is editing "The Interview" in order to avoid more conflicts with North Korea, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Playing a CIA agent in the film, Lizzy Caplan told TIME earlier this year "The Interview" is not a political movie and "there's a long line of comedies and satires taking on real, sad, scary situations. It's just one in a long line of that."

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