Sarah Caldwell
March 26, 2013 AT 02:25 PM EDT

James Franco went on The Late Show With David Letterman to promote his new film Spring Breakers, directed by Harmony Korine, but what he really wanted to know was why Korine had been banned from the show about 10 years ago.

”The legend is that he pushed Meryl Streep backstage,” Franco said, quickly adding ”I mean if you push Meryl Streep backstage you get kicked off.”

”Not necessarily,” Letterman joked.

Letterman tells his own recollection of what actually occurred in the clip below.

If you want to watch all of Korine’s appearances on Letterman check out: A tour through the weird-sick-genius of ‘Spring Breakers’ director Harmony Korine.

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