Just in case you hadn’t heard the news, James Franco isn’t a gay stoner, that news comes from insider James Franco.
Franco took part in an interview with gay-friendly magazine Advocate and he told the magazine that moviegoers have a preconceived notion of him as a person thanks to the unconventional roles he prefers to play. Franco plays gay characters in the movies Howl, Milk and Pineapple Express.
When asked if he would talk about his sexuality if he was gay, he had this to say:
“Sure, I’d tell you if I was. I guess the reason I wouldn’t is because I’d be worried that it would hurt my career. I suppose that’s the reason one wouldn’t do that, right? But no, that wouldn’t be something that would deter me. I’m going to do projects that I want to do. Everyone thinks I’m a stoner, and some people think I’m gay because I’ve played these gay roles. That’s what people think, but it’s not true. I don’t smoke pot. I’m not gay…In this history of cinema, there are so many heterosexual love stories. It’s so hammered, so done. It’s just not that interesting to me. It’s more interesting to me to play roles and relationships that haven’t been portrayed as often.”
So there you have it, Franco isn’t gay, he just plays a whole lot of gay people on the big screen.