Quotable: James Franco Would Tell You If He Was Gay

“Sure, I’d tell you if I was. 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…”

James Franco on rumors that he’s a gay stoner to The Advocate. Another interesting quote from the interview, after the jump … He also told the gay magazine that the reason he chooses to play gay characters (in movies like “Milk” and “Howl”) is that they’re more interesting to him:

“In this history of cinema, there are so many heterosexual love stories. It’s so hammered, so done. It’s just not that interesting to me. It’s more interesting to me to play roles and relationships that haven’t been portrayed as often.”

And he does it well, in my opinion. Check out the full interview here. [Huffington Post]