The `Rise of the Planet of the Apes` star has confessed he and an ex-girlfriend decided to film themselves making love, but they were disappointed with the results when they watched the footage back.
During an interview on `Conan` on Tuesday night (09.08.11), he revealed: "When I was young, it`s not like I went down to Van Nuys and tried to break into the porn industry, I got a video camera and my girlfriend and I decided to film ourselves. And we watched it back and said, `Yeah, let`s never watch that again.- "
James` one-off foray into X-rated home entertainment gave him a renewed respect for porn stars.
However, his attempts to explain his admiration for adult actors by mentioning his grandmother didn`t go down well with host Conan O`Brien.
As James was saying, "those people in the pornos, they are great performers, they`re not just doing it they`re selling it to an audience and just like, you know, let`s say my grandmother-" the interviewer jokingly leapt from his seat and ran off the set.
But the 33-year-old actor saw the funny side and laughed along with the studio audience.
James` next role will see him play a cocaine-addicted lawyer who embarks on a relationship with a naive porn star portrayed by Ashley Hinshaw in `Cherry`. Heather Graham also stars as an adult movie director.