The performance art piece that is James Franco on “General Hospital” will possibly extend to another part of ABC next week.
Franco returns to “GH” on June 30, and that same day he’ll make his first-ever appearance on “The View.” He’ll be there to promote his appearance on the soap, as well as his upcoming turn in “Eat Pray Love” with Julia Roberts.
He first appeared on “General Hospital” last fall, playing a devious artist named only Franco. He later wrote that he viewed his guest stint as performance art that was intended to “disrupt the audience’s suspension of disbelief.”
It also led to a well-received plot line pitting Franco against Jason (Steve Burton) that led “GH’s” producers to ask him back. For his part, Franco says he had a blast the first time around and is happy to be back.
In addition to “Eat Pray Love,” Franco’s upcoming projects include “127 Hours,” the story of mountain climber Aron Ralston, who cut off his own arm to free himself after it became trapped under a boulder.