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Franco's soap opera?

Oct. 1, 2009by: Niki Stephens

James Franco is headed to the land of Rick Springfield, GENERAL HOSPITAL.

No, I'm not joking. Over on Twitter, HOSPITAL star Steve Burton was asked if Franco was coming to television's longest running soap. Burton did indeed confirm.

Franco will be on the show for about two months starting November 20th. Now I don't watch this show, and I'm pretty sure none of the rest of the staffers do but if for some reason you watch, I've got the scoop on his role. The character Franco is portraying will apparently be a nightmare for Jason Morgan (Burton), who is a mobster of sorts. Hilarious.

This is really out of left field. The PINEAPPLE EXPRESS actor was on FREAKS AND GEEKS in the late nineties, but unfortunately the series was cancelled after 12 episodes. I have to wonder if he'll use any of his techniques from "Acting with James Franco".

Extra Tidbit: Check out Steve Burton. I'm sorry, I had to.

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9:23PM on 10/02/2009
I'm totally not going to watch this, but I'm sure he'll rock it no matter what. especially because he's a "nightmare" character. Ooohh.
I'm totally not going to watch this, but I'm sure he'll rock it no matter what. especially because he's a "nightmare" character. Ooohh.
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1:26PM on 10/02/2009
Man I really hope he doesn't destroy his own career. Why back-step THIS far? Low budget films (or the occasional prime time cameo) are a much better way to get cred. I wish he wouldn't try so hard to remind us he's a serious actor.
Man I really hope he doesn't destroy his own career. Why back-step THIS far? Low budget films (or the occasional prime time cameo) are a much better way to get cred. I wish he wouldn't try so hard to remind us he's a serious actor.
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12:52AM on 10/02/2009
Lol, I effing love James Franco. Not only is he a fantastic actor, but he keeps his fans completely on their toes. This should definitely be interesting.
Lol, I effing love James Franco. Not only is he a fantastic actor, but he keeps his fans completely on their toes. This should definitely be interesting.
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9:45PM on 10/01/2009

Inception?

Franco reportedly turned down the Gordon-Levitt role in Chris Nolan's Inception due to scheduling conflicts. I hope to god his new role in a soap wasn't the scheduling conflict that caused him to turn down a role that would've most likely shot him into super stardom.
Franco reportedly turned down the Gordon-Levitt role in Chris Nolan's Inception due to scheduling conflicts. I hope to god his new role in a soap wasn't the scheduling conflict that caused him to turn down a role that would've most likely shot him into super stardom.
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8:23PM on 10/01/2009

Daytime TV shows don't have the largest budgets...

...so I really doubt he's doing this for the money. Maybe he's just a fan of the show, like he used to watch it with his mom growing up or something?
...so I really doubt he's doing this for the money. Maybe he's just a fan of the show, like he used to watch it with his mom growing up or something?
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7:27PM on 10/01/2009
Uhhhh is this a joke? Why would he need to go on a soap for?
Uhhhh is this a joke? Why would he need to go on a soap for?
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7:41PM on 10/01/2009
No ma'am it is not a joke, unless he has grand plans to pull a Joaquin Phoenix...then in that case, it is.
No ma'am it is not a joke, unless he has grand plans to pull a Joaquin Phoenix...then in that case, it is.
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