James Franco is many things: Oscar-nominee, eternal academic, tween art collector… wait, what?
Just when you thought you'd seen it all from the heartthrob du jour, the actor does something totally unexpected to get you all in a titter again. His latest press-worthy action is to buy art — of himself.
Before you get too worked up, the art he purchased was created by Miss Macy Armstrong, a 13-year-old fan who attended a gathering in honor of Franco's latest project, wearing a T-shirt with Franco's face on it. Armstrong, who runs a Franco fan site on Tumblr called James Franco Forever, had shown up to the event with a portrait made of yarn as well as two other Franco-inspired pieces.
According to Vulture, Armstrong picked up the collage portrait just in case James looked up at her, and lo and behold, he did, announcing, "I saw that one on the Internet, someone sent it to me. I wanna buy those." The rest, so to speak, is history.
The budding artiste later hit up Tumblr to celebrate. "Ohmygod I don't know what just happened but I can't breath!" she gushed. "He looked at me, he spoke to me, and I'm pretty sure we mentally got married!"
All we can say is congratulations to the happy couple.