James Franco didn’t shy away from Hollywood’s biggest story of the week on his third “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig, tackling the Sony hack attack with help from his “The Interview” co-star Seth Rogen during his opening monologue.
Franco jumped right into it as he began, bringing up the hack that resulted in the leak of employees’ personal information and international business documents. Franco’s “The Interview” is being released by Sony, so the actor figured the leaks would eventually target him, and he decided to get ahead of any reveals by dropping his own personal information.
“My email address is ‘firstname.lastname@example.org,’” he said, “and my password is ‘littlejamesiecutiepie.’”
Rogen then showed up to let him know that “it’s much, much worse than we thought.”
Rogen let Franco know that personal photos — including a picture of the two trying to imitate John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s iconic Rolling Stone cover, a photo of France sleeping on the toilet and the duo’s Christmas card — have leaked.
“The Interview,” which focuses on Franco and Rogen’s mission to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has been at the center of speculation around the hacking. Many wondered in North Korea was behind the cyber attack. North Korea’s top military body, however, denied the allegation, but called the hack “a righteous deed.”
“The Interview” is set to be released Christmas Day. Watch the clip below.