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James Franco & Seth Rogen Re-Create Kanye West’s ’Bound 2’ Video

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Monday Nov 25, 2013

Last week Kanye West debuted the music video for his latest single "Bound 2" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and since its release, the Kim Kardashian-featuring clip has sparked plenty of online discussion.

Now, actors James Franco and Seth Rogen are giving the video another boost after re-creating it shot-by-shot -- yes, they even reenacted the make out sessions.

The re-created video, called "Bound 3," was posted to Franco's Facebook page Monday morning. In the clip, Franco plays Kanye and lip-syncs the lyrics of "Bound 2," nailing down every hand gesture and facial expression the rapper makes in the original video.

And of course, Rogen, hairy back and all, plays Kardashian, and also fabulously executes his role.

"Bound 3" opens up with the following message: "While on the set of their movie, ’The Interview,’ James Franco & Seth Rogen felt inspired to recreate their favorite new video. Shot. For. Shot."

In the clip, the two actors and longtime friends ride a motorcycle in front of a green screen and canoodle, lovingly hold each other and even make out - just like Kimye do in "Bound 2."

In the past, Kanye hasn’t taken too kindly to parodies of himself - just ask Jimmy Kimmel, so there’s no telling how he will react to the new video. There’s currently no word (or tweet) from the rapper about his feelings towards about "Bound 3."

Watch "Bound 3" and "Bound 2" below (both clips are sort of NSFW):


  • , 2013-11-27 09:03:47

    James Franco’s persistent and disingenuous claim that he is neither gay nor bisexual is wearing thin. It’s understandable that a man may choose to play a gay character; big deal. But Franco has not only consciously chosen to play a disproportionate number of gay characters but has gone beyond that to openly say he has a fascination with gay men and yes, that he sometimes "wishes" he was gay - but that he’s not. Now THIS? This game is getting old, James.

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