March 21, 2013

James Franco on gay rumours...

In addition to being a really good actor and a really bad Oscar host, James Franco is a writer, director, perpetual student, soap star, Gucci model, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Franco is one busy dude. And oh yeah, he's hot...

While he is straight, Franco has played many gay roles including in the Oscar-winning Milk, and has been rumoured to be gay, and these are rumours he has done little to discourage.

In the current issue of Attitude magazine, Franco talks about it:

One of the things that’s very much part of my public image is the question of my sexuality... It’s not something that bothers me in the slightest. It hasn’t gone away and I get asked about it from all sides. It’s partly my doing and partly not my doing.

I think that the people I have known who are performers who haven’t publicly come out didn’t because they’re afraid it’ll hurt their careers. And they’re afraid they won’t be able to play straight roles anymore.

I think I could see a really big name coming out and doing that... I think the time is about right. I’m not an authority on this but if I think about it for a second…if there’s somebody that was well respected and very secure with their career, I could see it happening in a very positive way.
He's right, it can be done, and in a positive way, not in a Jodie Foster type way... so which actor is gonna step out of the closet first?