James Franco revealed that an addiction to drugs and alcohol led him to depression, isolation, and loneliness.
The 39-year-old actor has admitted in a recent interview with OUT magazine that he first dabbled in the party lifestyle when he was a teenager.
Although he believes acting saved him because it occupied all of his attention, but it then became a vicious circle because he became isolated and sunk into depression.
Opening up: James Franco revealed to OUT magazine that an addiction to drugs and alcohol led him to depression, isolation, and loneliness
He said: 'I have a very addictive personality. When I was a teenager I got over certain addictions, and that's when I started acting, at age 17. I really threw myself into it, and that became everything, to the point where I didn't even socialize.
'And then after, like, 10 years of that, at age 27, I realized I'm so depressed. On the surface my life seems pretty good - I have a career and everything - but I feel isolated and lonely.'
Despite how lonely acting has made him in the past, the Hollywood star is adamant he'll never give it up and, instead, will vary his time so he's both in front and behind the camera.
Stronger: The 39-year-old actor has admitted he first dabbled in the party lifestyle as a teenager but it became a vicious circle because he became isolated and sunk into depression
'I have a very addictive personality': Franco was very open about his trials