In a new interview with Vulture, Hollywood actor James Franco says the media is obsessed with his sexuality.

The 38-year-old Franco has played gay in numerous roles, leading to speculation about his own sexuality.

Last year, the star made the statement that he's “gay in his art.”

“You've said you're gay in work,” art critic Jerry Saltz started. “In a way, I think in my work, I'm sometimes assholish, and a few other things like that – hysterical. But if I'm to be honest, my second self is also real. So if you said, 'I'm gay in my work,' I guess that must mean that you're also gay. If I'm an asshole in my work, I'm also an asshole. A lot of gay men have said to me, well, Franco's kind of a gay cock tease.”

“Yeah,” Franco responded.

“And you do say you're gay in your work.”

“There is a bit of overfocusing on my sexuality, both by the straight press and the gay press, and so the first question is why do they care? Well, because I’m a celebrity, so I guess they care who I’m having sex with. But if your definition of gay and straight is who I sleep with, then I guess you could say I’m a gay cock 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,” Franco said.

Franco's latest role is playing a gay porn producer in King Cobra.

(Related: James Franco, Christian Slater talk playing gay in King Cobra.)