Dave discusses nepotism in the entertainment industry, Kickstarter, and his aspirations for the future with Interview Magazine.
NIKI CRUZ: In this film, you’re not playing a high school student. How long have you waited to play someone your age?
DAVE FRANCO: My whole life! [laughs] No, it is nice. Everyone always says it’s a blessing to look a lot younger than my age, but sometimes I just want to look 27. It’s not really specified how old I am in the movie, but yes it’s clear that I’m at least out of high school.
CRUZ: Are you at a point in your career where you have a road map of what you would like to go out for?
FRANCO: Yeah, I have an idea. I think at this point, I’m trying to avoid any more asshole roles, at least for a little bit. The main criteria for me when choosing a project is a good director. I just want to work with these guys that I admire because I do want to direct my own films one day, and I want to pick their brains to see what their process is like, and see what I can take from that. In general, the few directors that I’ve worked with that I really respect have taught me a lot about who I am and they’ve opened me up as an actor. I want to take some of that to apply it to when I’m directing actors.
CRUZ: Would you want to direct full-time?
FRANCO: I would love to balance that out with writing. To be honest, I don’t see myself acting forever. I just can’t imagine myself being a 70-year-old man fighting for roles. I would love to do small parts in my friends’ movies or things that I’m directing myself. I do envision myself behind the camera as I get a little bit older.