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James Franco To Guest Star in Multi-Episode Story Arc on Soap Opera General Hospital

Not a Joke: James Franco To Appear on General Hospital

It's not April Fool's, I have not started abusing substances, this is an actual news story: James Franco is set to guest star on daytime soap opera General Hospital.

Oh and it's not just some walk-on role as a favor or a dare: Franco will star in a multi-episode arc, which will last for about two months, and he'll play a "mysterious character" (of course he will). What's more, he apparently approached General Hospital himself with the idea. His first episode will air on November 20.

This whole story is kind of too crazy to not believe, so let's just go with it. Admittedly, I used to watch General Hospital back in the day, so I am so going to set my TiVo to watch this.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think this is all an elaborate bit, or could Franco be a closet soap fan? Most importantly, are you going to tune in?

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PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
Oops I mean, like an attitude that is remnant from 60s' sexism and their attitudes toward women as a demographic and as a whole.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
Soaps aren't as bad as people making out to be I think since they were used to peddle products to housewives people look at them disdainfully but that seems like a remanant from 60 sexism. I guess what I'm saying is that soaps don't have to be bad, not all soap fans are stupid (some maybe but not all) and this could be interesting. I'll watch.
dreejay dreejay 7 years
I have been a GH fan my whole life, and to hear that Jonathan Jackson is coming back as Lucky made my week. Now James Franco, a big time actor who I happen to love is coming to Port Charles?? I am so psyched! Let's hope that there is a little less mob/Spinelli concentration during the arc so that the full potential of all of the characters can be reached. Cannot. Wait.
melissaS melissaS 7 years
what..why??
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 7 years
Huh?
esmerb esmerb 7 years
WTF?!?!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
:cheer: I am such a fan of GH and having Franco join in the the soap-action is going to be fun to watch. It has been awhile since a well-known, quality actor has stopped by Port Charles (sorry, Vincent Patstore does not count too much in my book :P ) so maybe this will help bring back former & new fans to the show.
shafiii shafiii 7 years
..... what is he doing!? ugh.
cibele cibele 7 years
ilanac13, how can you not like him? LOL I think he's kinda funny and maybe a stoner like GeneParmesar said. And he's very talented. I don't get why Josh Brolin was nominated for Milk and James and Diego Luna didn't...
Mocha-Valencia Mocha-Valencia 7 years
See this is how you keep tongues wagging and people interested. Not sex tapes, fake marriages,DWIs, staged photo ops. You act in a soap opera not turn your life into one, James Franco is so weird I love it.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i actually like GH but i'm not a fan of JF so i think that maybe he should stick to his movies and going to school.
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 7 years
Great idea!
dolfin78 dolfin78 7 years
i think that he is a smart business man. In hollywood, jobs are hard to come by these days since there are more and more "actors" moving here every day. I should know, I am an actress. He as established a name for himself here and most people usually like his work. He is a good looking guy, definitely soap material, so why not go for something where he knows he has a good shot at ... So good for you james for continuing to collect a paycheck! ....... now if I can only do the same for myself!
niqua230 niqua230 7 years
Seems like he has something up his sleeve since he came up with some of the ideas! lol Buzz you crack me up: "It's not April Fool's, I have not started abusing substances"
cibele cibele 7 years
James Franco never ceases to amaze LOL
GeneParmesan GeneParmesan 7 years
Haha, James Franco is a hilarious stoner. I love it!
penguins268 penguins268 7 years
Why?? It's just so random.
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