The sweet reason Alison Brie struggles to call Dave Franco by his actual name

Alison Brie and Dave Franco (Photo: Getty Images)
Alison Brie and Dave Franco (Photo: Getty Images)

Cape Town – Alison Brie says she just can't get herself to call Dave Franco by his name.

The couple met in 2011, started dating in 2012 and tied the knot in 2017. Since, they've also worked together, with Dave directing The Rental earlier this year while his leading lady starred in the horror film.

On working with Dave, she commented on Late Night with Seth Meyers, "It's the best."

"He's such a sweet guy and put everyone at ease on set," the Glow actress said. But she admitted it wasn't always easy working with her husband – and their personal life had a lot to do with it.

Alison said she had trouble referring to Dave by his name – so much so Alison joked and said he told her, "'When we're around the actors could you call me David Franco?'"

"'I need you to be professional'," he explained.

But the alternative wasn't all that bad. The reason she struggled to use his full name is actually kind of sweet.

"We're a 'babe' and 'honey' household," the actress said. So she explained it became "a full 'babe' and 'honey' set."