RiRi wanted James Franco to play love interest in music video

Washington: James Franco has revealed that Rihanna asked him to play her man in the ‘We Found Love’ video. The ‘127 Hours’ star claimed that he had to turn the offer down because of a scheduling conflict.

“She actually asked me to be in that video, the one with the relationship that gets crazy. I couldn’t do it,” a website has quoted the actor as saying.

Franco insists that he would have been interested in the role under different circumstances, adding, “I do like Rihanna.”

The Rand B star eventually asked model Dudley O’Shaughnessy to play her love interest in the video.