This James Franco performance on a recent episode of General Hospital shows the world that the only reason actors ever pull off good performances is because they get many takes. Something soap opera actors don’t have the luxury of.
In the soap opera world, when the crew gets a take where all the mechanics go as planned and the actors say all their lines…they move on. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t really expressed the emotion the way it probably should be. You’re moving on.
This clip proves that.
It also proves that Tommy Wiseau should be on a soap opera of his own. But all the looping they’d have to do would be torture.