James Franco Struggles To Keep Straight Face Through Soap Gangster Standoff
It may be James Franco's last week on General Hospital, but his character still hasn't been given more than five minutes worth of airtime in a single day. Potential reasons: his tight schedule, ABC's desire to tease out his arc across as many days as possible, or maybe because the actor had a hard time not laughing through his serious takes. Proof of the latter theory after the jump.
During today's episode, Franco squared off against Port Charles' resident romantic gangster, "Sonny" Corinthos (Maurice Benard), a Brooklyn-born character so protective that he threatened to splatter Franco's brain matter against the wall for threatening Sonny's son ("You gangsters are so colorful!"). Unfortunately for both actors and for the viewers at home, it seems as though performance artiste James Franco was not ready to keep a straight face when confronted with Emmy Award-winning Benard's intensity. Or maybe this is all part of a feature film about big-time actors almost laughing (or Fallon-ing) through their soap opera scenes.