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I overstepped my bounds, I tried to control things that were out of my purview as an actor and in some cases even tried to direct my scenes because I felt I knew how they should run rather than trust the director.” The only way he could stop this behaviour, he says, was by finding other outlets: “On the outside it seemed like I had a good life. Part of that was because of my on-set behaviour: making movies started to be very unpleasant both for me and the people I worked with.
So I went back to school and it opened up all these other outlets.” Is he happier now?
The acting continued: now 34, he has some 60 movies under his belt. He has played several gay roles convincingly – Sean Penn’s lover in Milk, Allen Ginsberg in Howl – and recently premiered Interior.
And he teaches, too: “I am teaching six classes in all different kinds of disciplines, on both coasts,” he wrote recently in his regular Huffington Post blog, of the courses he teaches in film-making and poetry in New York and Los Angeles. Leather Bar, a pseudo-documentary about the Eighties homoerotic thriller Cruising.
Franco later explained that it was an after-hours seminar independent of his course work.
“My parents weren’t happy; they wouldn’t pay my rent any more so I worked at Mc Donald’s.” The actor is the eldest of three brothers.
His late father was a Silicon Valley entrepreneur while his mother Betsy is a poet, author and editor.
“I’m not mad at you,” he replies, scrutinising me through half-closed eyes as he tilts back on his chair.
“This is just not the most exciting thing for me [he means our interview] so it helps me to know that someone else is getting something out of it.” He thinks for a moment. We’ll leave them out.” His assistant asks if he would like another cappuccino. For the first couple of minutes he is withdrawn, then he rallies and throws himself into the interview, if not exactly with enthusiasm, then at least with professionalism.