James Franco Doesn't Smoke Pot: 5 Reasons Why We're Surprised

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Look, I've pretty much come to terms with the fact that, unless I happen to somehow at some point befriend him in some weird twist in my life, James Franco will remain an enigma to me. His decisions will always bemuse me as much as they make me think or make me laugh, and I will never know precisely what's going down in that brain of his. I accept that. But Seth Rogen revealed this week that James Franco does not smoke pot. This is not a big deal in any way, shape, or form, of course — in fact it's one I kind of shrugged in the general direction of when I first hear it.

"K," I said to myself, "moving on." In relation to almost every celebrity (pretty much any one save Rogen himself), I wouldn't even bat an eyelash. In fact, he's even said it before. But the more it sat in a corner of the brain, the more it started retroactively reshaping what I thought I knew about James Franco. The following moments, for example, play differently with this new tiny bit of knowledge.

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