4 April 2013 12:43 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Los Angeles, April 5: Hollywood actor James Franco, who is set to play Hugh Hefner in "Lovelace", says he used to secretly read Playboy magazine when he was a kid.

The 34-year-old admitted he has always been a fan of Hefner, founder of the magazine. However he has never met Hefner, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

When asked by ShortList magazine whether he has ever met Hugh, he said: "No, although I've always been a fan of his work since I was a kid. Seriously, if I could get my hands on his magazines, I would. My friend's father had a stash, we used to look at when he wasn't home."

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