James Franco Is Neither Gay Nor a Stoner

Two of the most prevalent rumors about omnipresent chronic masturbator James Franco pertain to his sexual orientation and his “recreational habits.” In a new profile in The Advocate, the actor addresses both (!) of these claims for our benefit. When asked point blank whether he’d admit if he were gay, Franco — who has played a number of gay characters on film — said he would … if he were gay, that is.

“Sure, I’d tell you if I was,” he says. “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. But on another level, there’s something in me that is able to play roles like that in a way that’s convincing.”

Hey, James, if you’re even the tiniest bit unsure, keep in mind you’re at the right place to, uh, try to “figure it out.”

The Beat Goes On [Advocate]

James Franco Is Neither Gay Nor a Stoner