September 14th, 2011
06:58 AM ET
Macy Armstrong showed up at the Toronto International Film Festival in a t-shirt featuring Franco’s face. Armstrong arrived to see the actor with her homemade art, including the yarn portrait of Franco.
Franco was speaking about his new art installation, which is a tribute to Gus Van Sant's 1991 film "My Own Private Idaho," when he noticed his young fan with a tribute of her own.
"I saw that one on the Internet, someone sent it to me,” Franco said to Armstrong of her Franco-themed art. “I wanna buy those."
"Of course, I would love for him to have them," said Armstrong after the sale. "I'm a humongous fan. For his birthday, I made him a cake."
The teen later took to her Tumblr to commemorate the encounter. "He looked at me, he spoke to me, and I'm pretty sure we mentally got married!" she reportedly wrote. "Everyone on the street thinks I'm crazy because I'm freaking out! It's like a dream."
When not buying or creating fan art, Franco is filming the "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Oz: The Great and Powerful" with director Sam Raimi.
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