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James Franco Bemoans Loss of Soap Operas


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I agree with you both. Like his appearances or not, Franco is an "A" list star that regularly appears on the soaps and seems to have a genuine appreciation for them and respect for those that work on them. He brings mainstream press to daytime, which is no easy feat nowadays.

Thanks for posting. :)

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He didn't say anything eyeroll-worthy in that article. He managed to look better than Robin Victory in the Bottom of a Vodka Bottle Strasser.

It's easy to do that when your only real encounter with soaps is having one cater to you while you write condescending articles about the experience.

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The whole thing is eye roll worthy. It's a fluff piece with pat answers. If he had expounded on what he's learned from his experience from being on a soap and had talked about what he thought the loss would be to the landscape of American television -- not to mention, as an actor, the evaporation of employment for other actors... that would be one thing. But the "I'm sad to see them go! They've been on for as long as I've been alive" type answer is spoken by every last person whose roots aren't in daytime or have broken free from their daytime past. He didn't even acknowledge the soaps that DID get canceled. It was about General Hospital. So, does he really care about soaps... or just the one show that caters to him? I mean, it's cute that he's sad... but there wasn't any depth to that answer.

And for the record, I haven't an opinion either way about James Franco. I never heard of him before he did GH. I didn't even watch his first run and when it was initially announced he was coming on the show, I thought they were talking about James Caan.

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I don't know why this is a :rolleyes:.....I always think he seems very sincere in his appreciation for soaps....I believe he is saddened.

Yup. He seems very sincere in his appreciation of soaps and the fact that he did (or does) them when clearly he doesn't have to speaks of his affection for them. He is the soaps highest profile fan.

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