Wednesday 22 October 2014

James Franco wishes he was gay

Published 10/09/2013 | 14:31

James Franco feels his public image has become more and more distorted

James Franco has insisted he has no problem being the butt of gay jokes, declaring, "I wish I was gay".

The Spring Breakers actor told The Daily Beast he thought one of the biggest misconceptions about him was that he was gay and said he hadn't minded the gay comments in his recent Comedy Central Roast.

He said: "If that's what they were going to make fun of me for, I was like, 'Great! Bring on the gay jokes!' because these aren't insults at all. I don't even care if people think I'm gay, so it was like, 'Awesome!' I mean, I wish I was... I wish I was gay."

Explaining why he wanted to be gay, James said: "I mean... we don't have to go into it. But as far as that larger phenomenon that you're talking about that happens to other actors, part of it is that movies are a place where people can project things and identify with characters, and it's the same thing with actors outside of their roles - and it's been that way since Hollywood was around.

"That's why there's a lot of conjecture. That's been one of my things, too. My relationship with my public image over the past four or five years has just become weirder and weirder, because I look at it and it's me, and it's not me, so if other people want to use that for their own purposes or needs, I'm fine with it."

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