James Franco Fronts British GQ November 2013
While rocking designer duds from Gucci for the Nick Wilson-shot spread, the "Spring Breakers" actor chatted about discovering art in high school and his return to acting.
Check out a few highlights from Mr. Franco's interview below. For more, be sure to visit British GQ!
On loving art:
"I'd just do it as much as I could. I'd do it from 3 to 10 pm every day. It really showed me. If you really want to do something, you can just throw yourself into it. And in some ways, you can't do enough. And so as far as doing many things at once, it just continued."
On his career before going off the grid:
"I was very grateful for it, but I realized acting wasn't going to let me do all the things I wanted to do."
On helping his students financially:
"I'd given so much of my own money to projects for my students, and I mean a lot of money, and I just didn't have any more to give. But I did feel a little weird about it, so if we're saying this is really just for art, then it's OK to ask people for money."
On having big names in his student's work:
"I ask great actors like Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, and Mila Kunis to be in the films that my students direct. Those are big favors to ask. So I feel that I need to spread the love too. I did a day on 'The Iceman' because Michael Shannon asked me. A day on 'Lovelace' [as Hugh Hefner] because [co-directors] Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are old friends."
Photo Credit: Nick Wilson for British GQ