James Franco Very Shy in Dating Women
James Franco, who’s been single since 2011 after ending his 5-year relationship to actress Ahna O’Reilly, has revealed that he struggles to get a date because he doesn’t know how to act around women and gets very shy.
“I’ve always been a little shy in meeting women,” he told ‘Loaded’ magazine.
The actor, who once wished he was gay, added that he is working on his confidence back, but just isn’t comfortable with asking a woman out yet.
“I’ve been getting better over the years at being able to speak more comfortably when I first meet someone.
“Obviously you have to be a little apprehensive on some occasions but usually it’s all very natural,” he added.
Franco’s recently bombarded with gay rumours and he admits the gossip is partly his fault.
“One of the things that’s very much part of my public image is the question of my sexuality,” he conceded to ‘Attitude’ magazine. “It’s not something that bothers me in the slightest. It hasn’t gone away and I get asked about it from all sides. It’s partly my doing and partly not my doing.”
Franco also wonders why some choose to remain closeted in Hollywood.
”I think that the people I have known who are performers who haven’t publicly come out didn’t because they’re afraid it’ll hurt their careers. And they’re afraid they won’t be able to play straight roles anymore,” he said. Adding, “If there’s somebody that was well respected and very secure with their career, I could see it happening in a very positive way.”