Los Angeles: Actor James Franco has described himself as "a little gay".

James Franco
James Franco

The 38-year-old actor said people started over-focusing on his sexuality after he explored gay themes on-screen in 'Milk', 'I Am Michael' and behind the camera in 'Interior. Leather Bar', reported People magazine.

"If your definition of gay and straight is who I sleep with, then I guess you could say I'm a tease. It's where my allegiance lies, where my sensibilities lie, how I define myself. Yeah, I'm a little gay, and there's a gay James," he said.

James Franco's latest film, 'King Cobra', is another project in which the star takes on the leading role of a gay man.

The Justin Kelly-directed drama revolves around the circumstances of the 2007 murder of gay adult film impresario Bryan Kocis.