James Franco has opened up about his struggles with addiction and how he felt "isolated and lonely" in his twenties despite having a successful acting career. Speaking to Out magazine, the Pineapple Express actor said: "I have a very addictive personality. When I was a teenager I got over certain addictions, and that's when I started acting, at age 17."
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James opened up about feeling isolated
The star continued: "I really threw myself into it, and that became everything, to the point where I didn’t even socialise. And then after, like, ten years of that, at age 27, I realised, 'Man, I'm so depressed. On the surface my life seems pretty good—I have a career and everything— but I feel isolated and lonely.'" The 39-year-old is due to star in the upcoming HBO series, The Deuce, in which he stars as twin brothers trying to make it in the 70s porn industry. James also directed two episodes of the show, and opened up about working as a director. "I've got to say, of all the things that I've done, and I've done a lot, the actual process of directing is the most fun, because you're in the middle of all these different creative people," he explained.
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James revealed that he has an addictive personality
James is the older brother of Dave Franco, who tied the knot with GLOW actress Alison Brie in March this year. Following their engagement, James wrote: "Congrats Davy and Allison!!! Engaged!!! I WUUUUUUV YOU." Alison opened up about getting married to the Bad Neighbours actor, explaining to Yahoo Style: "Marriage never really interested me, I guess because I was very focused on my work. I wasn't sure if I really saw the point to it. I just met that person that I was like, 'Well, I'm really in love with you and would like to grow old with you,'" Alison said of her new opinion on marriage. "I actually think it's much more romantic when two people are like, 'Oh, I could go either way on marriage, but I want to marry you.'"