Franco pleads innocence despite his social media over-exposure
NOTORIOUS Instagram addict James Franco has sensationally claimed he is too shy to date anyone.
The 127 Hours star caused a storm earlier this year when he tried to sweet-talk a 17-year-old Scottish girl into his hotel room over social media but is now insisting he’s no sleaze.
‘I’ve always been a little shy in meeting women. I’ve been getting better over the years at being able to speak more comfortably when I first meet someone,’ the 36-year-old gabbled to a Loaded magazine.
‘Obviously you have to be a little apprehensive on some occasions but usually, it’s all very natural. I just wish I had more time.’
Turning his attention to the fact many ridicule him as pretentious for his acting, directing, and highly publicized art projects, Franco said he doesn’t care what his critics think.
‘I’ve tried to address the issue of celebrity culture in different ways and by doing that I open myself up to that kind of criticism,’ he said.
‘I have a sense of humor about how people perceive what I’m doing as strange. I love being able to mock myself. I’m willing to be judged on the basis of my work.’