James Franco may be a talented actor, but he can’t out-act Stephen Colbert.

Last night on The Colbert Report, Franco appeared on the show to promote his upcoming movie Child of God, an adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel that centers on a serial killer/necrophiliac (how fun!). At the end of his conversation with Colbert, the actor tried to get the host to break character by asking him about his new gig hosting The Late Show.

Colbert crushed the response, delighting Franco and the audience as he always does. You can check out the full interview above.

[via Vulture]