Posted on Thu Sep 9, 2010 01:20 PM PDT
The other day James Franco revealed his love for jerking it, and now the actor gets serious and chats with The Advocate about playing iconic gay poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming flick Howl.
When asked if he would admit it if he were gay, Franco replies, â€œSure, Iâ€™d tell you if I was. I guess the reason I wouldnâ€™t is because Iâ€™d be worried that it would hurt my career. I suppose thatâ€™s the reason one wouldnâ€™t do that, right? But no, that wouldnâ€™t be something that would deter me. Iâ€™m going to do projects that I want to do. Everyone thinks Iâ€™m a stoner, and some people think Iâ€™m gay because Iâ€™ve played these gay roles. Thatâ€™s what people think, but itâ€™s not true. I donâ€™t smoke pot. Iâ€™m not gay."
So why does Franco continue to portray gay men? Franco says he finds these roles both more interesting and more challenging. â€œIn this history of cinema, there are so many heterosexual love stories,â€ Franco tells the mag. â€œItâ€™s so hammered, so done. Itâ€™s just not that interesting to me. Itâ€™s more interesting to me to play roles and relationships that havenâ€™t been portrayed as often.â€
Good for him!
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