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James Franco and Chris O'Dowd star in the Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's classic.

Of Mice and Men’s Jim Parrack on His Hungry Past, True Blood Fans & Mooning James Franco

Of Mice and Men’s Jim Parrack on His Hungry Past, True Blood Fans & Mooning James Franco
Jim Parrack photographed at Southern Hospitality by Caitlin McNaney for
'I didn’t have money to eat when I was 21.'

Age: 33

Hometown: Allen, TX

Current Role: A superb Broadway debut as Slim, a stoic and respected mule driver who earns the trust of George (played by James Franco) in Of Mice and Men.

Stage & Screen Cred: After four years as Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s True Blood, Parrack starred in the film As I Lay Dying, directed by James Franco. His additional credits include Battle Los Angeles and Annapolis.

“I didn’t have money to eat when I was 21. When I was short on cash, I would sometimes scam food from fast food places. I’d go into fast food chains and pretend I was from a movie studio, tell them they didn’t send us the right order and demand they fix it. I've tried to make that right whenever I could.”

True Blood fans are as enthusiastic as any fans I've ever encountered. [Like when] a girl approached me crying and yelling. It took me a while to realize she was upset about an episode. They get so invested that sometimes the line between the show and our characters blur a bit. They are the most fierce and loyal fans.”

“The sex scenes in True Blood aren’t sexy. You’ve got a guy dragging cables across the room while someone else is like, ‘Oh, she’s got a booger, someone wipe it.’”

“Leven Rambin and I just moved in together in Brooklyn. We’ve known each other for years but when she [came] to my dressing room on opening night, it was like I saw her for the first time. I was like, ‘Sh*t, new game.’ We’re wildly in love.”

“Franco and I are filming a movie [The Adderall Diaries] right now. Today we threw coffee at each other and I flashed him my ass while he sprayed me with a hose. It wasn’t in the script. There's no fear of 'not getting it right.' It's all an exploration on camera, and it's my favorite way to work.”

“If I wasn’t an actor, I think I would be a pastor.”

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