James Franco And McDonald’s: A Love Story
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Ladies, we hate to break it to you, but James Franco’s heart is already taken. And no, it was definitely not taken by a woman.
The famous actor took the time to write a 950-word love letter to McDonald’s that appeared in today’s Washington Post and express his gratitude to the struggling franchise. Namely, when he was trying to break into acting in the 1990’s, Franco had just dropped out of UCLA and couldn’t find a job. And that’s when McDonald’s stepped in.
This is how The Interview star starts his letter:
‘’All I know is that when I needed McDonald’s, McDonald’s was there for me. When no one else was.’’
Apart from some much-needed cash, his late-shift drive-thru position also allowed him to practice various accents, including “Brooklynese,” Italian, British, Irish, Russian and Southern, therefore helping his future career. What can we tell you; he really loves McDonald’s.
Here’s an excerpt from the letter:
‘’I was treated fairly well at McDonald’s. If anything, they cut me slack. And, just like their food, the job was more available there than anywhere else. When I was hungry for work, they fed the need. I still love the simplicity of the McDonald’s hamburger and its salty fries. After reading “Fast Food Nation,” it’s hard for me to trust the grade of the meat. But maybe once a year, while on a road trip or out in the middle of nowhere for a movie, I’ll stop by a McDonald’s and get a simple cheeseburger: light, and airy, and satisfying.’’