My teenage years made me a better actor: James
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