Good to know.
James Franco is one fearless individual. The man doesn’t really care what people think about what he says and does, he just does it.
The 34-year-old actor opened up quite a bit in the latest issue of Details magazine. Here are some of the highlights.
On the gay rumors: “One of my professors at Yale …had been a 19th-century literature scholar. But as soon as he brought his queer life into that world, it gave him this energy and a realization: It wasn’t about being gay but about being different. And that gave me a feeling of enormous permission.”
On his oral scene with a pistol in Spring Breakers…
“Guess I’m a natural…It was my first time.” When reminded that this wasn’t his first time, recalling his part in the 2011 film The Broken Tower, Franco reacted, “Oh s*** …It wasn’t my first time. That was a dildo. If I’d had the guts, it woulda been real.”
On smoking pot for Spring Breakers: “There was lots of pot in a Spring Breakers strip-club scene. …I don’t even smoke cigarettes for roles anymore — I use herbal stuff — and after 20 hits on this ‘blunt,’ I f***ing puked.” Adding of his character, “Alien is what happens if we get all our wishes: unrestrained consumerism, ego, id, sex…”
On being awake for 19 hours a day: “[I] fight sleep every night. …I consider it a defeat.” His Oz the Great and Powerful co-star Mila Kunis added, “We were at the end of a 17-hour day on Oz doing this carriage scene, with real horses. The set was so long they couldn’t turn the horses, so we’d just leave the set, circle, and re-shoot. James just fell dead asleep after a take. I mean, nothing I could do would wake him up. We came around for a take, everybody saw, and they just kept the cameras rolling.”
More on James Franco at Details.com.