James Franco: 'I wish I was gay'

Tue. September 10, 2013 8:54 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

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Actor James Franco doesn't mind if you want to believe the rumors over his sexuality.

"People maybe think I'm gay... they think I'm very into myself ... and I squint a lot," Franco said in a candid interview with The Daily Beast.

Asked about the slew of gay jokes at his Comedy Central roast, Franco responded, "If that's what they were going to make fun of me for, I was like, 'Great! Bring on the gay jokes!' because these aren't insults at all."

He added, "I don't even care if people think I'm gay, so it was like, "Awesome!" I mean, I wish I was ... I wish I was gay."

The 35-year-old blames speculation about his sexuality on his choice of movie roles, which range from Allen Ginsberg in Howl to activist Scott Smith in Milk.

Franco directed and starred in his latest film, Child of God, based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy.