James Franco Explains His Art in WSJ

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In a Wall Street Journal op-ed today, James Franco reveals all about his high-concept appearance on General Hospital: "I disrupted the audience's suspension of disbelief, because no matter how far I got into the character, I was going to be perceived as something that doesn't belong to the incredibly stylized world of soap operas. Everyone watching would see an actor they recognized, a real person in a made-up world. In performance art, the outcome is uncertain — and this was no exception. My hope was for people to ask themselves if soap operas are really that far from entertainment that is considered critically legitimate." So there you go. [WSJ]