James Franco: 'I Wish I Was Gay'

By: Brandon Voss

You watched the gay highlights and read the best gay jokes, but what did James Franco think about the jabs aimed at his sexuality for The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco?

"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," the Oscar-nominated Milk star tells the Daily Beast, adding that no subject was out of bounds. "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."

Come again?

"I mean… we don’t have to go into it," he continues. "But as far as that larger phenomenon that you’re talking about that happens to other actors, part of it is that movies are a place where people can project things and identify with characters, and it’s the same thing with actors outside of their roles — and it’s been that way since Hollywood was around. That’s why there’s a lot of conjecture. That’s been one of my things, too. My relationship with my public image over the past four or five years has just become weirder and weirder, because I look at it and it’s me, and it’s not me, so if other people want to use that for their own purposes or needs, I’m fine with it.”

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