James Franco 'only' worked for two weeks this year

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 December 2017
James Franco

James Franco

James Franco - known for his prolific acting career - claims to have only worked for two weeks this year

James Franco "only" worked for two weeks this year.

The 39-year-old actor has over 50 acting credits to his name, has directed productions, written screenplays, published a book of short stories, and worked as a lecturer teaching film making, among other numerous projects, but despite his achievements he has claimed he has been taking it easy this year.

The dark-haired hunk told Variety: "I have stopped. I only worked as an actor for two weeks this whole year, in a Coen Brothers film."

But James - who directs and stars in new comedy 'The Disaster Artist' - does not regret taking on so many projects in the past because he wanted to try everything.

He explained: "I've been looking back on that a lot and going, 'Why was I doing that?' I was generally just doing things I was interested in.

"At some point maybe eight or 10 years ago I just flipped this switch and said, 'You know what? Maybe this is the only life I have. I don't want to follow any sort of tacit understanding of what a career looks like in this business so I'll just try a lot of things.' I tried to take them as seriously as possible. I went to school and tried to not just be a moonlighter. And I think the good of that period of just doing way too much is I got a lot of experience. I had learned early in my career, just from working so hard at acting and having that pay off, that you do have to go through a certain amount of paces. You've got to work at it."

James' upcoming movie, which he produced, directed and stars in alongside his brother Dave Franco, is a dramatisation of the making of Tommy Wiseau's 2003 cult movie 'The Room'.

James and Dave also star alongside Seth Rogen, Bryan Cranston, Zac Efron, Nathan Fielder, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, Paul Scheer, Sharon Stone and Hannibal Buress in the American biographical comedy-drama.

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