At the time, the telecast was criticized for being cringe and missing chemistry between the 2 performers who have been doing simply that whereas enjoying off of each other.
“It was like the world’s most uncomfortable blind date between the cool rocker stoner kid and the adorable theater camp cheerleader,” author David Wild advised The Ringer on Wednesday of the pair’s opening monologue during which the “Love & Other Drugs” star was topic to boasting from Franco for his finest actor nomination for “127 Hours” whereas Hathaway was ignored.
Wild went on to recall a second approach again when that spurred friction between the co-hosts after Hathaway – simply 28 and the youngest host ever on the time – tried to supply up recommendation to Franco.
“Again, this is a memory, but [she] was like, ‘Maybe you should try that,’ and he was like ‘Don’t tell me how to be funny,'” Wild claimed.
“Oh my gosh, you’re all real!” Hathaway, 38, exclaimed to the viewers on the time whereas a seemingly disinterested Franco, 42, barely gazed on the crowd.
Another author on the telecast stated the second rang parallel to every of the actors’ method to the coveted hosting job.
“Anne made herself readily available,” Jordan Rubin stated of the “Princess Diaries” star. “I went to her house and worked on the script and she was on a bunch of conference calls and responding to emails and was a great collaborator.”
On the flipside, Franco supposedly “always seemed to be on a flight and it was very hard for me to get a hold of him,” Rubin continued of the funnyman, who on the time was extremely busy sustaining his performing profession all whereas incomes his graduate diploma and dealing as an performing coach.
Viewers on the time speculated whether or not the “Pineapple Express” star was actually high throughout the telecast.
Hathaway was wanting to get all the way down to enterprise, Rubin pressed, including that the “Devil Wears Prada” star “showed up ready to play and committed 110%,” and though Rubin described Franco to be “a great guy,” he stated Franco “often looked like he had just woken up from a nap.”
“It’s almost like you’re showing up to a tennis court and one person decided that they were going to play in the U.S. Open and the other wanted to play in jeans and just kind of hit a few balls,” Rubin defined.
Commenting on the supposed verbal spat that allegedly occurred between Franco and Hathaway throughout rehearsals, Rubin stated he noticed the scenario as a second the place Franco purposely tried to supply a unique component to Hathaway’s method and hosting model.
“I think he wanted to play it as buddy-cop movie with two opposite characters,” stated Rubin.
In 2019, the “Oceans 8” actress opened up about the now-infamous try at awards show-hosting as reviews swirled that the show would go host-less for first time in many years.
“No matter what happens with today’s show, just remember, it’s already been worse. Happy Oscars!” she joked in an Instagram post on the time.
She additionally opened up on the difficulties of hosting Hollywood’s largest evening.
“[Franco] didn’t give me anything,” Hathaway told People in January 2019. “God, I just remember the night before we’re about to go up there, and me turning to everyone and going, ‘Am I too much? This feels really big to me.’ And the producer just went, ‘No! Don’t do less. Do more if you need to.’ And I was like, ‘Oh okay, I guess it’s going great.’ And I didn’t realize what was happening about that whole thing.”
Hathaway would choose up an Oscar win two years later in 2013 for finest supporting actress for her function in “Les Miserables.”