Hollywood actor James Franco is not exactly a stranger to the classroom. Since 2006 he has attended classes and workshops at more than five colleges in the U.S, including Yale University.
He studied filmmaking, English, poetry and creative writing. So now you know where the ideas for that short story on Lindsay Lohan are coming from.
At the moment, as well as starring in plenty of film projects, he is also an English PhD student at Yale, because sleep is for the weak, apparently.
So, in the middle of his seemingly never-ending quest for knowledge, James has now decided to turn the tables. Not content with just being a student, he has taken on the role of teacher.
According to his Instagram account, he will be bringing his passion for the arts into the classroom at the school he once attended himself.
James and his journalism teacher Esther Wojcicki have created a workshop that will run for five hours on a Sunday beginning this week. 24 lucky students will get to take part in the two month event.
The students will work in small groups to produce a film which James himself has written. Each group will focus on a different ‘episode’ of the script.
Speaking about James’ involvement with the project Esther said:
“I think that that’s his motivation – he wants to show (that) it can actually be done, to other schools around the county (that) people don’t have to wait around for new legislation or more classroom buildings or whatever.”