updated 02/09/2011 AT 12:40 PM ET
•originally published 02/09/2011 AT 7:15 PM ET
Port Charles has an Oscar nominee in its midst! Well, sort of.
The actor, who is also hosting the Oscars with Anne Hathaway, will appear the soap on episodes airing Feb. 25 and Feb 28 (at 3 p.m. ET) to “wreak havoc” on the fictional town of Port Charles, according to a release from ABC, and to “make an important phone call to his nemesis Jason Morgan” (played by Steve Burton), who appears in a behind-the-scenes shot with Franco.
“Working on General Hospital was a great experience,” he told PEOPLE at the time. “I love the cast, writers, directors and producers. They have become a new family for me.”