James Franco stars in the highly anticipated upcoming film 'Eat, Pray, Love' alongside America's biggest female movie star, Julia Roberts. Parade Magazine caught up with the actor and asked him about his love scenes with 'Pretty Woman' Roberts, his memorable stint on 'General Hospital' and why he loves school.

In the interview, the actor-student-artist is clear about his reason for signing on to the film--the opportunity to work with Roberts. "That was pretty much the reason I did it. I knew that all my scenes would be with Julia. I thought it would be a great experience," he said.

More excerpts from the Parade interview after the jump.