James Franco is set to make his debut on The View this Wednesday June 30th, according to SOAPnet. It shouldn’t surprise fans that’s the day he returns to General Hospital as Jason's (Steve Burton) nemesis Franco.
TV Guide Magazine: Let's talk about your character. What drives Franco? What's his obsession with Jason really all about?
Franco: Franco is an artist who works with death. He works in a lot of different ways. He does graffiti, performances, photographs. He creates installations based on murder scenes featuring murders he possibly was involved with. He's interested in pushing the boundaries of art — both aesthetically and ethically — and he will go way too far. There are a lot of artists working today who go too far.
After a interesting conversation on how far an artist will go for their work, the actor finally gives an insight as to why his character is obsessed with Jason.
Check out one of the soap opera-themed performance art pieces from upcoming General Hospital guest star Kalup Linzy, which so inspired James Franco, it—along with encouragement from Franco's other artsy pal Carter—made him want to do a soap. Too bad it wasn't the soap that inspired this spoof. Couldn't you just see Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) facing off with LaQuavia?! "You told yo' churen yet?" READ MORE
Jamey told ya! Betsy Franco is joining her son James Franco on General Hospital as the psychotic artist, Franco's mother. ABC Soaps in Depth confirmed the news with a rep for GH today.
Betsy Franco will begin a short-term role on Friday, July 2, when Spinelli tracks down the eccentric, murder-obsessed artist's mom.
Okay, after seeing this Funny or Die clip from Acting With James Franco, I'm actually excited about seeing Mama Franco play Mama Franco on General Hospital. Mama Franco is the shiz! She's almost as cool as sassy, next-door-neighbor Wilona from Good Times!
Dear Mama Franco,
Please disregard all the snarky comments I've made about your lovely son, James coming back to my soap. Any kid with a mom with a mouth as filthy as yours gets my vote any day!
Watch it after the jump. Clip best viewed in Firefox. READ MORE