My teenage years made me a bet­ter ac­tor: James

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Hol­ly­wood ac­tor James Franco (right) feels his teenage years, which saw him hav­ing a num­ber of brushes with the law, helped him progress in his ca­reer. The Spring Break­ers star was ar­rested in high school for al­legedly steal­ing and il­le­gally sell­ing cologne at the school dances, as well as for drink­ing and graf­fiti of­fences. How­ever, he be­lieves it has helped to pro­pel his film ca­reer, re­ported Fe­male First.

“By the time I got to high school I didn’t have a ‘thing’. So I ended up just get­ting into a lot of trou­ble. Like in 8th grade we started steal­ing cologne. We had like 30 bot­tles of cologne each in our lock­ers at school and then we could sell cologne at the dances.” Later, the 37-year-old ac­tor de­cided to make a “big change” in his life and went to study theatre at the Cal­i­for­nia State Sum­mer School for the Arts (CSSSA). “All in one year every­thing changed. I feel like LA or Cal­i­for­nia as a whole con­trib­uted to that feel­ing that I could do what I wanted. But maybe it looks like I’m just a mad sci­en­tist gone off the rails,” he said.

In 8th grade we started steal­ing cologne. We had 30 bot­tles of cologne in our lock­ers at school and we could sell them at the dances

James Franco, ac­tor

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