James Franco’s life might seem fabulous now, but he wasn’t always this secure in life. At 39-years-old, Franco has hit a sweet spot in his career. He’s got a potential award-winning film (The Disaster Artist) coming out later this year, and it’s a film he both starred in and directed.
That last bit of information is the most important because Franco is slowly starting to move behind the camera. In a new interview with OUT magazine, Franco admitted he has the most fun directing…
“I’ve got to say, of all the things that I’ve done, and I’ve done a lot, the actual process of directing is the most fun, because you’re in the middle of all these different creative people. But no, I will not stop acting.”
He also talked about his depression as a teenager. He tried to fight his depression by ignoring it. Franco talked about his addictive personality.
“When I was a teenager I got over certain addictions, and that’s when I started acting, at age 17. I really threw myself into it, and that became everything, to the point where I didn’t even socialize. And then after, like, 10 years of that, at age 27, I realized, Man, I’m so depressed. On the surface my life seems pretty good—I have a career and everything—but I feel isolated and lonely. So then I threw myself into school, but again it was just this sort of running, running, running.”
I could always tell that Franco was a deep guy, so this is not all that surprising to learn. You can tell he is truly passionate about creating art. There are some actors who do it for the money, and then others do it because if they don’t, they can’t function. The money is just a bonus.
You can read more from the interview by clicking on this link.