Wednesday, June 16, 2010
And THIS, boys and girls, is why I adore James Franco....
"TV Guide Magazine: I’m guessing that most of your movie-star pals would consider it ridiculous — if not downright suicidal — to take a role on a daytime soap. What makes you so different?
Franco: I’ve come to realize that maybe this is my only life, so I’m pursuing everything I’m interested in.
TV Guide Magazine: Still, you seem to find value in even the slimmest of experiences, like when you cameo’d as yourself in a game-show sketch on Saturday Night Live and didn’t have a single line of dialogue. You’ve done countless movies without a screen credit. You put your film career on hold to go back to college. You do not go with the flow.
Franco: I went back to school because I wanted to pursue writing. Rather than trying to do it solo, I needed to be around other serious writers. That’s why I go on SNL to try comedy, because those are some of the funniest people around. Why not work with the best?
TV Guide Magazine: Were you raised to be this open and experimental? Is it a Franco family trait?
Franco: My parents didn’t consciously infuse that kind of thing. But they met when they both were art majors at Stanford. My mother’s been an author of children’s books. She’s now a novelist for young adults. My grandmother and my uncle are art dealers. So I grew up around the art world and I’ve been branching out and trying new things since I was a teenager.
TV Guide Magazine: Why do you get off on GH? What’s in it for you?
Franco: I’m very grateful for my acting career but six or seven years ago I came to understand that acting in film is all about the director. And that’s fine. I have accepted that. But I know that I might never feel a sense of creative ownership working that way. I can feel good about working with a great director but at the end of the day I’m still helping him achieve his vision. So I needed something else. I need outlets where I can feel more a part of the creative core, and I found that at GH."
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