James Franco will play airhead journalist Dave Skylark in the new film "The Interview", and for next week's MTV VMA awards, Franco has decided to interview a few of the performing artists in character.
With a similar approach as Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy interviews for MTV years back, the interaction seems semi-scripted, the artists clearly in on the joke, but possibly improvising to some degree.
He tests Iggy's fanciness, and obsesses over Nicki's ass (including a very clever misreading of "Super Bass') to hilarious results. Seth Rogen also reprises his role from the upcoming film.
The 2014 MTV VMA awards air this Sunday, August 24th.