James: I do rap and surf as ther­apy

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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.”

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