Franco back on daytime, drops Broadway gig
Apparently things get a little gory for James Franco's character, pictured above, on "General Hospital'.
September 1st, 2011
12:30 PM ET

Franco back on daytime, drops Broadway gig

James Franco quit something?

The man who does everything, from teaching to hosting major awards shows, has backed out of his Broadway debut the BBC reports.

According to the publication, Franco was set to star opposite Nicole Kidman in the Tennessee Williams play "Sweet Bird of Youth."  BBC said Franco's rep confirmed he would no longer appear in the play, however, there was no reason given as to why.

Fans can still catch the actor in his return to the daytime drama "General Hospital."

His character, a psychotic artist named (surprise!) Franco, is sure to bring some trouble to the fictitious city of Port Charles - if the on-set photo above is any indication. He first appeared on the soap in 2009 and reprised his role in February.  Franco will make his latest appearance on September 20.

Even bloody, we still love you Franco!

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  1. Johnny

    A psychotic artist, eh? What an oxymoron.

    I like him, though. And the fact that he's willing to do all this crazy stuff and then go back to a soap.

    September 3, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pliny

    More poop-jokes.

    They are so funny.

    Especially the 4000th time you tell them.

    September 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kisa Kisa

    GH is the only good daytime soap out there...

    September 2, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Amy

    Please do a bio-pic about Jeff Buckley. You are a dead-ringer!

    September 2, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jan

    Because Franco can't act. He can only do "take after take after take after take", for TV or movies, like Julia Roberts can only do and she has admitted it. That's why she bombed on broadway. Franco's pitiful stint on the Oscars proved that. He blamed a bad script, a good actor would have turned it around and made it his own. A chance of a lifetime, broadway opening with real actor, talented Nicole Kidman in THAT play and Franco knows he can't do it, doesn't have the ability. At least he admits it instead of ruining the play like he ruined the Oscars. Maybe he should take some acting classes at all those colleges he goes to.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
    • ralph

      He is an actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, painter, performance artist and professor at New York University. Maybe he simply over committed and needed an easier day job like the soaps?

      September 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • valentine

      i dont think so

      September 6, 2011 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. sandor

    Well..he can't paint either 🙂

    September 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ObserverOU812

    Count me among the billion others suffering from "Franco-fatigue". Earth to media: nobody cares.

    September 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pooper

    Me too

    September 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. yes man

    I poop a lot

    September 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. AnnaThetexan

    With that grin, he'd make an interesting Joker..

    September 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |

    I liked the guy better when he was an underachieving stoner. Like here

    September 1, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. derek

    I wish I could be a clown, smoke weed, eff off all day and blow commitments and still be rich and famous...the american dream will never be my reality like it is for this guy....ugh

    September 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • ralph

      James Edward Franco is an actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, painter, performance artist and professor at New York University. That hardly qualifies him as a clown. The clown union will be knocking on your door shortly.

      September 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Franco is not a professor. He is a grad student who teaches a class. There is a huge difference.

      September 3, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  13. chuck

    Good for him. He's a quality actor in a currently garbage industry

    September 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Steph

    Office Drone is on the money about Steve Burton. He's the only reason I still watch GH. And yay to Nick for calling out the hateful losers that have nothing better to do that post garbage.

    September 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nick

    So the kid is getting all he can out of it while he can. All you haters make me laugh, dried up, washed up, burned out jabber monkeys is all you are. Get some motivation get off the sofa and do as much as you can, stop complaining and live.

    September 1, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Anomic Office Drone

    Steve Burton (left) should be in more movies. He's a really talented guy and should be considered for some of these superhero movies.

    September 1, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Matt

    I bet if he did die, he would die with that stupid grin on his face

    September 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Kate

    to Policeman and PW – do you guys realize you sound like you are 9 yeaers old? Pathetic.

    September 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      Kate, they still have a few minutes before mommy and daddy get home from their date night!

      September 2, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Nice

      And Kate, you do realize that you spell as well as a 7 year old, right?

      September 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Troll

    Trolls on the loose!

    September 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Blah

    Anyone else sick of this guy???

    September 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elizabeth

      NO! I'll never get enough of this gorgeous man.

      Jealous, much? :p

      September 2, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Ralph

      I'm not "sick" of him but I'm not a fan. I have yet to figure out why he's such a hot topic. I find him boring. His personal life and achievements seem more interesting than his characters, though.

      September 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      Bitter, party of one?

      September 3, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • stefanie

      no way...even if he didn't do all the things he does...I would still LOVE HIM just bc he is SO FINE

      September 4, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |

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