James Franco made his first appearance during the Cannes Film Festival this morning at a press conference for Howl with his colleagues Josh Mond and Sean Durkin. He's doing double promotional duty in France, as his one of his own movies, The Clerk's Tale, will premiere during closing night. James has been a regular at cinema events over the last few months, the most recent of which was screening his short documentary Saturday Night at Tribeca. James will soon switch gears from his big screen endeavors back to the small, when he heads back to General Hospital for a few more episodes. He spoke about his excitement to return, saying, "I find doing the soap very interesting, and I like doing it because it's a different kind of acting. It's been a good outlet for me, and they've been very open and welcoming. It's a lot of fun."