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James Franco gives (perhaps inevitable) quotes about masturbation

September 7, 2010 |  1:18 pm

James-franco-masturbation In his new film "127 Hours," actor James Franco plays adventure-seeking Aron Ralston, a young man who in 2003 barked up the wrong canyon and wound up trapped under a boulder -- eventually forced to amputate his own hand to free his arm.

"Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle brings the anxiety-ridden scenario to the screen, and includes some good ol' implied self-love from Franco.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Franco touches on a scene in which his character, presumably with nothing better to do than sit pinned down by a giant rock, indulges in some John Mayer-style self-gratification. And how he relates!  

"I'm in hotels a lot for a lot of my life. And I don't mind it because I have a lot of stuff to do on my own. I have a lot of reading to do for school or whatever .... You asked! So, when I'm alone, I do masturbate a lot," Franco said.

Viva la method acting.

-- Matt Donnelly
Twitter.com/MattDonnelly

Photo: James Franco. Credit: Getty Images

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