Sean Penn's gay request
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 December 2008
Sean Penn asked for more gay sex scenes to be written into new movie 'Milk', says his co-star James Franco
Sean Penn asked for more gay sex scenes to be written into new movie 'Milk'.
James Franco - who stars alongside Sean in the film, which tells the story of Harvey Milk, California's first openly gay elected official - was surprised when he found the script had been rewritten to include more raunchy scenes.
He said: "In the original script I read, there was only one real kissing scene. A month after the director Gus Van Sant asked me to do it, they sent me another script, and on page five there was a full-on love scene. And I was like, 'Gus, what the heck?' He says, 'Well, it was Sean's idea.' "
James recently revealed Sean texted his ex-wife Madonna - who famously kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera - to boast about his first on screen gay kiss.
He said: "After our kiss, Sean texted Madonna and said, 'I just popped my cherry kissing a guy. I thought of you. I don't know why.' "