There are some people that are seemingly impervious to ridiculous decisions. They can do whatever they want, no matter how insane and their reputations never seem to take a hit. Then there are those whose reputations are only improved by bizarre decisions. James Franco is one of those people. He's created a mysterious persona - he's a serious film student, published author, comedic talent, soap opera star, and performance artist - yet where most people would grow tired of these overblown and seemingly egotistical eccentricities, they've only worked to heighten his appeal. We just can't get enough Franco, and apparently Franco can't get enough of his widely publicized stint on General Hospital.
After he shares the coveted Oscar hosting duties with the gorgeous and infinitely classy Anne Hathaway at the biggest film award ceremony of the year, he'll pop by General Hospital the next day to bring his character, also named Franco, back to the soap sphere. This guy really thinks he can do anything, and as crazy as it is, he's yet to be proved wrong - even though New York Magazine set out specifically to unravel his mystery back in July.
Take a look at Franco's first run on the daytime soap. He's got this whole meta process where he's not bringing his own acting chops but instead, working to do his best soap opera actor act; since this is one of those classic, explaining-the-evil-plot situations, it's one of the best examples of his carefully crafted overacting. We may not be any closer to figuring out what goes on in that little enigmatic head of his but we can expect a lot more "smell the fart acting."
Source: The Hollywood Reporter