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You’ll Never Guess Which ‘Pineapple Express’ Star Doesn’t Actually Smoke Weed

The actor opens up about why he hasn’t been high in years.

James Franco likes to do things that shock us from time to time: from posting nude selfies to painting Seth Rogen naked. But we bet you especially didn’t see this one coming: He recently revealed he doesn’t smoke pot.

In an interview with Howard Stern on Monday (Dec. 15), the star of various stoner comedies, including “Pineapple Express” and “This Is the End,” confessed he doesn’t smoke weed at all. Leading us to have the revelation that all the ridiculous, wacky stuff he’s done (see above) isn’t actually drug-induced.

“I just haven’t done it in a long time,” Franco explained. “I don’t know. I guess there’s just no need.”

The 36-year-old’s reasoning? If he were to smoke the herb, he “couldn’t function.” Stern himself agreed and claimed marijuana makes him super anxious.

Of course, working with “The Interview” co-star and notorious stoner, Seth Rogen, means Franco still gets high . in a way.

“I get high by proxy,” Franco admitted. Rogen also revealed earlier this year to Andy Cohen that the duo had never been high together. “This is really depressing for me to say . I’ve never smoked weed with James Franco because he doesn’t smoke weed,” Rogen said of his co-star. “That’s why he’s such a good actor! It’s really sad, actually.”

So how does Franco successfully achieve his stoner look? He told Interview Magazine, “I just pretend the wind is in my eyes.”

You can listen to Howard Stern’s entire show with Seth Rogen and James Franco below.

James Franco reveals why he doesn't smoke weed.

James franco doesn t smoke weed

Good news! If you saw Pineapple Express in theaters, you’re legally entitled to a refund, because you got DUPED. Quizzed on Watch What Happens Live about high-profile pals he has and hasn’t smoked marijuana with, Seth Rogen revealed that Paul Rudd’s a yes (“lots of times”), Sarah Silverman’s a yes (“many times”), Jonah Hill and Snoop Dogg are yeses, but James Franco is a no — because he doesn’t indulge in that kind of super-artist-destroying behavior. (Franco did tell Rolling Stone last summer that he hasn’t smoked “in decades,” but, still … that refund. Please.)

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