‘Oz the Great and Powerful’: Zach Braff on his ‘wacky’ friend Franco

March 12, 2013 | 6:00 a.m.

One of the most memorable aspects of Sam Raimi’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” is the unlikely kinship that arises between James Franco’s cad con man turned hero Oscar Diggs and Finley, the tiny talking monkey given voice by actor Zach Braff.

At an early Hero Complex screening of “Oz the Great and Powerful” at the AMC Century City 15 & Imax last week, Braff, famous for his work on television’s long-running sitcom “Scrubs” and his lauded turn behind the camera as director of the memorable indie “Garden State,” among other projects, described his on-set chemistry with Franco, whom he now considers a close friend.

“James is a wacky guy, and I love wacky people,” Braff said during a Q&A that took place following the film. “There’s times I’ve done movies where you really can’t get along with the person you’re supposed to get along with and it shows even in subtle ways. So the fact that James and I became fast friends … we both pursue things outside of being an actor …  and I think we bonded over that.”

To hear more of what Braff had to say, check out the video above and watch early segments from the interview here and here.

– Gina McIntyre

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