Franco-mania commences in the new year. According to TV Guide's Michael Logan, James Franco will reprise his role on General Hospital in 2011. The actor will head to Port Charles the day before his hosting duties at the Oscars, Feb 27 and will continue the day after. Franco will stick around GH a bit longer later on in the year. Showrunner Jill Farren Phelps stated:
When we realized James would be in L.A. for the Oscars and all the other awards shows, we asked if he'd consider coming back and doing a little something for us," Phelps says. "He was happy to do it and requested that we use the appearance to plug his next story. He's also expressed an interest in directing at GH. He's been really, really good to us. Whatever James wants, we'd love to make it happen!"
It's the guest spot that keeps on giving, at least in terms of free publicity. James Franco made an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Wednesday night, where the quirky, renaissance man (his new performance art project involves 70's sitcom Three's Company) discussed how he managed to get him mom on General Hospital with him. Jay Leno also praises Franco for not being one of those "snobby actors" who disses TV. Watch the interview after the jump!
Franco is a cultural sponge, eager to learn, absorb, create, and challenge conventions. Much was made of Franco’s enrollment at Columbia University, but that was nothing. The talented thespian has since enrolled in four -- count 'em! -- graduate programs, written a book of short stories, guest-starred on General Hospital (a stunt he dubbed “performance art”), and made a series of experimental short films that have been setting the New York art world ablaze. Franco doesn’t just dabble in side projects; he immerses himself in them.
"The first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations." To see the behind scene photo shoot watch the clip after the jump!
James Franco–movie star, heartthrob, author, hipster poser, "artist", PhD candidate and soap actor -- will NOT be adding one title to his
annoyingly pretentious eclectic resume: Yale lecturer. While it was widely speculated that he would be teaching a class at Yale this fall (where he is currently enrolled as an English PhD student), the Yale Daily News reports that this is as likely as a Freaks and Geeks reunion:
Though Franco told Good Morning America earlier this month that he would teach a class at Yale come January, English Department Chair Michael Warner said Franco now calls the story a "mix-up."
"As a grad student in our program, he would not ordinarily teach until his third year," Warner said in an e-mail to the News. "[Franco] was referring to another project: a proposal for a college seminar that did not work out for this year."
Warner said Franco "evidently" gave the interview before he knew that the seminar was not happening. READ MORE