James: I do rap and surf as therapy
HOLLYWOOD legend James Franco says that focusing all his efforts on acting made him depressed.
And the 127 Hours star ( above) is about to embark on hip-hop lessons as a “kind of therapy”.
He said: “I have an addictive personality. When I was a teenager I got over certain addictions, and that’s when I started acting, at the age of 17.
“I really threw myself into it, and that became everything, to the point where I didn’t even socialise.
“And then after, like, 10 years of that, at the age of 27, I realised ‘I’m so depressed’.”
Describing why he took himself back to college, the 39-year-old said: “On the surface my life seems pretty good – I have a career and everything – but I feel isolated and lonely.”
The Yank thesp said that he had begun “a new chapter of my life” with surfing and hip-hop lessons as part of his new regime.
He added: “This is part of my therapy.”