At a surprise birthday party thrown by his now wife Alison Brie, Dave Franco suffered a panic attack – his first, no less – after consuming a weed cookie, which he ate while trying to relax around the guests.
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the youngest of the Franco brothers recalled an embarrassing incident, which took place not long after he and Alison became a couple.
Early on in the relationship, Brie decided to help Franco celebrate his birthday by throwing a surprise celebration. But, according to Franco, the guest list got out of control, which saw the actor begin to stress.
I’m a pretty private person. I don’t like to be the centre of attention, so I freaked out; and to alleviate my anxiety, I chose to consume a weed cookie, and it had the opposite affect, where I ran downstairs and had the first panic attack of my life.
As he explains in the clip, Franco ran downstairs and told Brie to “get everyone out” of the house. He then remembered how the only guest left from the Eighties-themed party was a man dressed as cocaine. Yes, cocaine – the man was painted white and wrapped in plastic. Franco continued to say that, while this individual was raiding his fridge, the 32-year-old star was “literally throwing up and throwing a tantrum” in another room of the house.
Alison and I still talk about how if we survived my surprise party, we can survive anything.