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James Franco rushed from film set to school shooting Apes
James Franco was cutting it fine as he
prepared to begin classes at Yale University - filming wrapped on
his new movie Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes just hours before he
had to start school.
The Oscar-nominated 127 Hours star signed on
to star in director Rupert Wyatt's prequel to the classic sci-fi
franchise as long as it didn't interrupt with his PhD
He shot the project during an extended break
last summer (10), but Franco found himself rushing to get from the
West Coast set to the Ivy League school in Connecticut - on
America's East Coast - so he didn't miss any lessons.
Speaking on talk show The View on Friday
(05Aug11), he says, "I did this last summer. Actually one of the
deals was that they finish right before school, so the day before I
was supposed to go to Yale, I had my first day at Yale, they
finished and then I flew the next day and went to Yale."
Franco obtained a doctorate in English from
Yale and has since won a place at the University of Houston to
study for his second PhD in literature and creative writing.