Anne Hathaway Is Still Traumatized From Hosting the Oscars With James Franco
It's hard to believe but people are still talking about this year's Academy Awards -- not because of the upsets or moving acceptance speeches but because of the abysmal hosting abilities of James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Even a month and a half later, Matt Lauer couldn't resist asking Hathaway just how bad she thought that really bad experience was. Click through for her answers, which sound similar to all trauma victims' responses.
Even though Hathaway was given more credit than Franco, who seemed miserable onstage (that is, when he wasn't texting mid-telecast), the actress still was stung by the criticism.
"[The critics] said we were the worst show ever," she said while promoting her new film Rio on Today this morning. "I think that qualifies as tough."
And just how does she remember that night?
According to THR, she thinks about the Oscars as "several different experiences. There was the critical reaction, which was awful. Then there are the people who have been coming up to me since then who stop and say, 'I thought it was fantastic. I watched it with my family and we were entertained.' I am very grateful to those people. And then there's my memory of it - which is, whether it was great or whether it stunk, who knows? [...] I still got to walk out on the Kodak and see those people and someday I'll get to tell my grandkids about it."
So, she's still processing what happened to her, guys. You probably would be too if your Oscar co-host set the stage on fire with humorlessness, dragged you into the flames and then backhandedly blamed you for the disaster on Letterman. As for whether or not she would host another Academy Awards?
"Why not? I don't know. Maybe. Perhaps. No."
Someone please take Anne Hathaway back to the trauma ward.