Actress Zooey Deschanel says James
Franco is 'a magnet' and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is 'super-cool' for
31-year-old Deschanel talked to gay glossy The Advocate
about playing bisexual in My Idiot Brother, which premiered in
January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
In the film, Deschanel plays Natalie, a
girl who fools around on her girlfriend Cindy, played by Rashida
“Rashida's character is very sweet
and loyal, but my character is unfaithful with other guys and girls.
She takes out her angst in her sexual exploits and suffers because of
it,” Deschanel said.
On her Your Highness co-star
James Franco, Deschanel said that “everyone very much enjoys him.”
“Listen, he's super-handsome,
super-creative, crazy-smart, and a really great actor, so he's kind
of got a lot going for him. He basically has anyone with a pulse
aware of his presence at all times. If you're alive, you know he's
in the room. He's just a magnet.”
She added that Joseph Gordon-Levitt's
willingness to play gay on film was “super-cool.”
“Well, sensitivity is so much hotter.
It's like Joe Gordon-Levitt, who I've known forever. We did a movie
called Manic together back in 2000, and I remember that after
he got out of college, it seemed like every role he took was a gay
role. I felt like he made a concerted effort to play gay characters,
and I thought that was super-cool.”