James Franco learns 'General Hospital' about more than hospitals

jamesfranco1.jpgJames Franco of "Pineapple Express," "Spider-Man," "Milk" and "Freaks & Geeks" fame hits the soap world this week.

The film actor's stint on long-running daytime series "General Hospital" begins Friday (Nov. 20) and though ABC is not saying much about the role he's playing, we do know that his character's name is "Franco" and that he will make major trouble for Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) who is mixed up with the mob. 

So, why is James Franco, a Golden Globe winner who has no shortage of work in the movie world, doing a soap opera?

Rumor has it, he'd heard the rigorous shooting pace of soaps is hard and he simply wanted to try it and see if he could hang. He apparently devoted three very long days of work to "GH" and shot as much as he possibly could in that time period.

He's set to appear in several episodes over the next two months.

In the exclusive clip below, Franco talks about what he's learned so far about "General Hospital" and the unexpectedness of soap story lines, which he seems genuinely amused by.

See for yourself...

So, thoughts?

Will be interesting to see what kind of ratings "General Hospital" will pull for Franco's debut.

We at Zap2it will certainly be watching...


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