By Marlena De Lacroix
James Franco to guest star for two months on General Hospital has to be the biggest bombshell news in the decades I’ve watched and written about soaps. I just heard, and it’s fabulous! As much as I love soaps, my mind jumped to wise guy remarks, a la David Letterman’s nightly Top 10.
And I have no shame: here’s my instant Top 10 list. Marlena challenges you to add your remarks after mine, all in good fun, of course.
10. I saw James Franco in his breakout role, James Dean in a TV movie bio of Dean, the first and greatest “younger” star ever. James Dean was a genius; young Franco displayed genius playing him. Have you ever heard the word genius being applied to anyone (yes, even the bravura Anthony Geary) on GH?
9. This casting dispels the Big Lie told by the soap magazines for the 35 years I’ve been reading them, namely that every soap actor is great. Can you imagine Deke Cheatwood in a scene with Franco?
8. Steve Burton on the same stage as Franco? If you thought Burton’s hair stood straight up on his head naturally, you can imagine [Read more…]