franco042412_02_X17crop230.jpgJames Franco almost starred opposite Rihanna in her 2011 "We Found Love" music video, according to Mr. Franco himself.

In a recent interview with MTV News, Franco admitted:

    “She actually asked me to be in that video, the one with the relationship that gets crazy. I couldn’t do it. But, I guess, I hope that that means there’s mutual love between us.”

RiRi definitely has good taste! Recently, Franco made headlines when he posted a clip of himself lip synching Rihanna's "You Da One." Adorbs!

Although we would have loved to have seen James in the "We Found Love" video, the part of Rihanna's troubled leading man went to male model Dudley O'Shaughnessy.

Click thru to watch the sexy video.