Studious actor James Franco was late for the New York premiere of his new movie 127 HOURS because he refused to skip a class at Yale University.
The Spider-Man star is currently studying for a Ph.D. in English at the prestigious school in New Haven, Connecticut and he was unable to miss an important seminar on Tuesday (02Nov10).
The lecture meant Franco had to rush back to New York City to attend the screening of his latest film, and eventually made it to the red carpet 20 minutes late.
But director Danny Boyle wasn't angry about his lead actor's tardiness, praising Franco for his dedication to education.
He tells the New York Daily News, "They're (the classes) tough, and they're right to be as well. (He is) genuinely doing it (studying). He's not dillydallying. It's not for show."