The mysterious and obviously troubled artist Franco, as portrayed by film star James Franco, is returning to General Hospital this summer. In an interview with USA Today, Franco discusses about his post-graduate studies and acting feats; some of which are not considered the industry norm.
For Franco, who returns to General Hospital this summer, it's all a study in storytelling. "Soap operas, yeah, generally people think that's something to avoid, that's a 'low level' of entertainment," he says. "But if you look at a lot of movies that are released in theaters, they're just the same as soap operas."
Are fans looking forward to Franco's return? While the casting was a huge score for GH, the story was lacking in many a fan's opinion.
This episode was a bit of a letdown after the past two. I know we can't have verbal smackdowns every day, but everything's been so good, that when a regular episode shows up, it's a little ho hum.
I loved the Johnny and Carly scene. It was very sweet and I like Carly when she's in that nice mode. I also think Johnny should smile more often since it just lights up his face. I just wish he had a better story (or any story).
I loved the Olivia and Carly scene because it really is great, soapy foreshadowing. The two of them making up for Olivia's lie, just as her biggest lie yet is about to hit the fan. That is going to be ugly when it breaks and I want front row seats. READ MORE
James Franco recently spoke with New York Magazine where he revealed he will reprise the role of Franco on General Hospital in the spring. Franco also spilled he will be co-directing the special episode of the soap. Below is a snippet of Franco speaking about his return. Be sure to check out the full article.
Franco alluded to this addendum to his GH guest stint in a Wall Street Journal editorial published in early December. "After all of the Franco episodes are aired, my character's storyline will be advanced in a special episode filmed in a 'legitimate' New York gallery," Franco wrote. "One more layer will be added to this already layer-heavy experiment. If all goes according to plan, it will definitely be weird. But is it art?"