Busy James Franco only needs a few hours' sleep

Busy James Franco only needs a few hours' sleep

James Franco only sleeps for four hours a night.

The 36-year-old actor - who also directs movies, is an artist and writer and is studying for a PhD - admits his busy schedule leaves him with little time to relax and he finds himself frequently napping when he stops working for just a few minutes.

He said: "Normally I never get the chance to sleep more than four or five hours a night.

"I can keep that pace up for three or four weeks and then maybe I need to take a few days to relax and sleep longer.

"If I ever stop doing something for a few minutes, you'll usually find me dozing off for a half-hour or so."

The 'Spring Breakers' star admits the only time he is able to stick to a regular routine is when he is making a movie.

He explained: "The only time I really get to sleep normally is when I'm shooting a film and I'm not able to do anything but work on that until we wrap."

James can understand why his many artistic endeavours are viewed as "strange" but he insists he isn't afraid to laugh at himself.

He told Loaded magazine: "I have a sense of humour 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 in whatever field that happens to be. That's what comes with being an artist in any medium."

More in this Section

Edinburgh TV Festival moves online for 2020Edinburgh TV Festival moves online for 2020

Justin Timberlake reveals pressure to ‘go bigger’ with Trolls sequel soundtrackJustin Timberlake reveals pressure to ‘go bigger’ with Trolls sequel soundtrack

'Humbled' Ryan Tubridy admits he was ‘fortunate’ with his Covid-19 experience'Humbled' Ryan Tubridy admits he was ‘fortunate’ with his Covid-19 experience

Emmerdale actor Jay Benedict has died from 'Covid-19 complications'Emmerdale actor Jay Benedict has died from 'Covid-19 complications'


Lifestyle

As online retailers report record sales in loungewear, classic cuffed sweatpants have become a hot ticket item. Already a go-to look for off-duty celebs, the humble sweatsuit cemented its status when Tom Ford showed 80s-inspired grey marl sportswear pieces in his autumn winter collection earlier this year.Fashion: don't sweat it!

Seeking inspiration for all that extra time at home? Use it to discover the art of cooking and baking with your children.Fun & Food: The family that cooks together...

W E DON’T have a large amount of activities to do right now. So why not get a larger mount? If those opening lines give you a headache, don’t worry — at least you weren’t hit on the head with a mace.GameTech: Bannerlord flies the flag for escapism

Our window on the world opens wide for tonight.Homes from Mayo, Tyrone and Cork tonight on RTÉ series Home of the Year

More From The Irish Examiner