Looking hot: James Franco covers Outside

Actor James Franco arrives at the GQ Magazine 2010 Men of the Year party where he was honoured as one of the Men of the Year in Hollywood, California, November 17, 2010. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Flecking favourite James Franco looks gorgeous on the cover of Outside magazine.

Just Jared posted the highlights of what 32-year-old James had to share with the mag about his movie 127 Hours.

On shooting a scene where he tried to move a boulder: “[Director] Danny [Boyle] said, “I’m just gonna roll the camera. Keep going, and don’t stop, and try to get out of it. You won’t get out, but keep trying.’ I knew I was going to get beat up, and I said, “OK, I’m happy to do it, but make sure you get it on camera so I don’t have to do it again.’”

On how his body handled the scenes: “I was purple all over. But when you keep it going that long, you get pulled into a scene in a much different way, in which you’re really just doing something to try and accomplish it.”

On how real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston (whom James plays in the film) described the pain of having to amputate his own arm: “He said it felt like his arm had been thrust into lava, that it was incinerated.”