Franco, who recently camped it up in a spoof home-made video of Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend track, told MTV that gossip he was gay dates back to his secondary school days.
“In high school these girls got mad at me and so they spread this rumour that I was having a gay relationship with one of my closest friends…And they even made up a little dance they would do in the girls’ locker room about me being gay. I still don’t know what the dance was.”
The actor has during his career also, from time to time, met with suggestions he is gay; however most seem to stem from his involvement in projects which contain homosexual storylining.
“…if people think that, it’s fine. I really don’t care.” He notes on the gossip, adding, “I was in Milk, a movie I felt strongly about. Some more great rumours will be coming up.”
In 2010 he noted in an interview he was straight, however in 2011 he joked in another conversation with Entertainment Weekly “…you know what, maybe I’m just gay.” On the reason he takes an interest in gay rights, and gay acting parts.
But also added at the time of his 3rd gay movie role “There are lots of other reasons to be interested in gay characters than wanting myself to go out and have sex with guys.”
[Written by Martha Kirkpatrick]