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James Franco pang from a midlife crisis: ‘I’ve positively hit a wall’

James Franco pang from a midlife crisis: 'I've positively hit a wall'
James Franco feels like he’s hit a wall (Picture: Sonia Recchia/WireImage)

James Franco is in the midst of a ‘midlife crisis’.

The Oscar-nominated actor will spin 40 in Apr next year and as his landmark birthday appears on the horizon, the self-confessed ‘workaholic’ has certified to reconsidering his life priorities over the last 12 months.

James explained: ‘I theory it’s called a midlife crisis. I’ve certainly hit a wall this past year. It’s not like we went out and had to buy a Ferrari or anything like that.

‘It was some-more about re-prioritising and reckoning out what was meaningful. I’ve been famous as a man that just did a lot of things.’

As good as operative in Hollywood, James has also followed his passions of poetry, photography and teaching over new years.

James Franco pang from a midlife crisis: 'I've positively hit a wall'
James Franco in new HBO series The Deuce (Picture: HBO)

But over the last year, James has done a unwavering decision to become more focused in how he spends his time.

The Hollywood star told the Evening Standard newspaper: ‘I already went by a lot of phases we consider people go by in their
midlife crisis.

‘So for me it was really about slicing back and focusing, and figuring out what we really wanted to spend my time on.’

James Franco pang from a midlife crisis: 'I've positively hit a wall'
James Franco in The Interview with Diana Bang and Seth Rogen (Picture: Ed Araquel/Columbia/Point Gr/REX/Shutterstock)

James confessed that progressing in his career, he crossed the ‘very thin line’ between operative tough and operative too much.

The Pineapple Express star reflected: ‘Workaholicism is a huge thing, and one of the problems is that it’s really tough to see, because tough work is applauded in the culture.

‘As it should be, but we consider there’s also a line, a very skinny line, that we crossed over where there were abating earnings on the amount of work we was putting in.

‘It was just “busy work” after a while, an shun rather than discipline that was adding up to better work.’

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