Actor James Franco has revealed that Rihanna originally wanted him to star in the gritty promo for her smash hit single, We Found Love.
The 127 Hours star, who recently hit the headlines after posting an online clip of him lip-synching to RiRi's single You Da One, claims the 24-year old approached him to be her love interest in the promo - but he was unavailable.
Speaking to our US Team about Rihanna, Franco explained: "She actually asked me to be in that video, the one with the relationship that gets crazy."
He added: "I couldn't do it. But, I guess, I hope that that means there's mutual love between us."
The role was later offered to British model Dudley O'Shaughnessy - who Rihanna was said to have hand picked to play her destructive boyfriend - with reports at the time suggesting they briefly became an item after shooting the video.