Oz the Great and Powerful actor James Franco has had to endure a lot of criticism in his career but he continues to keep pushing on and doing what he loves best. James has opened up about the criticism that is aimed towards and, while he does admit that it can sting a bit, he doesn't let it hurt for too long, before getting over it and moving on.
Franco explained to Bullet Magazine's Spring issue, "Criticism can sting but not for long. At this point I've heard it all, good and bad. I can take anything. If anyone wants to say that my doing these things makes me a jerk, that's not about me--that's about people reacting to me. I don't need to be liked for anything I do. I put out a lot of different kinds of material, and maybe people read that as egotistical."
He added, "Or maybe, since a lot of it does involve some aspect of me, they find it self-aggrandising. But there's a long tradition of artists using themselves. 'Look, I know I'm not perfect. And, who knows, maybe a part of it has to do with self-obsession. But it's also about using this weird thing that is a public persona as raw material for creative projects."
James Franco stars in the movie Spring Breakers, was released in certain areas of the US on March 15 and is released in the rest of the US on March 22 while then opening on April 5 in the UK. It has recently been rumoured that James Franco is dating his Spring Breakers co-star Ashley Benson, although neither star has yet to confirm or deny the rumours.