“I’ve wanted to do something even bigger that involves “General Hospital…”

James Franco (Franco) recently sat down with Playboy to discuss his largely criticized Oscar hosting performance, his penchant for playing gay or bi-sexual characters and much more. Of course the topic of “General Hospital” came up as well. The following is just one excerpt on the subject of the Daytime drama. To read the entire conversation, go to Playboy.

When the conversation turned to the cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live, the actor was asked what he thought of the rumors that “General Hospital” could face the same fate. James responded, “I’m upset, because I have some big plans. In June of last year the sets from the show were presented as sculptures that the character Franco ostensibly made for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and there we were at MOCA Pacific Design Center with soap fans and museum patrons, all watching the same thing. Being on the show got me thinking about how it could be developed further. I was going to art events and talking to artist friends, who said, ‘Wow, this is really cool.’ I realized a lot of genuine contemporary artists would love that kind of platform and could appear on the show. I’ve wanted to do something even bigger that involves “General Hospital,” MOCA and ABC, so I hope we can still pull that off.”

What do you think of James’ comments? Feel free to share your thoughts below and revisit our past interview with the actor: James Franco Talks to Soaps.com About General Hospital.