James Franco: I Wish I Was Gay
James Franco’s not about to let questions and jokes about his sexuality get to him. In fact, he says “Bring it on!”
There were plenty of gay jokes lobbed at him last week on his Comedy Central Roast, but in an interview with the Daily Beast, he said, “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.”
He went on to explain, “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.”
But if you still can’t get enough “Franco is gay” jokes, go see “This Is The End,” back in theaters now.