“It was a really hard time after the Oscars,” Franco told radio host Howard Stern. “She wasn’t mad at me, I don’t think … she didn’t say she was mad at me for what happened. The critics were so nasty. We haven’t talked in a while… Anne and I made up, by the way,” he quickly said.
Stern then asked if Franco, seen here yesterday (March 25, 2013) in front of the Ed Sullivan Theater, knew why so many people, both in and out of Hollywood, hated Hathaway.
“I’m happy to revisit this, but you’re going to have to take the lead,” Franco said. “If you’re going to talk about it, you’re going to have to give your opinions … She does not want me talking about this, but okay.”
“Everyone sort of hates Anne Hathaway, and I’ve explained that I do too, and I don’t even know why sometimes,” Stern said. “She just so affected and actress-y that even when she wins an award she’s out of breath and then she has the standard joke that sounds like it’s been written for her. And it all seems so scripted and acted.”
“She comes off like the goody two-shoes actress and it’s just fun to sort of hate her. Hate is a strong word, but I dislike her, even though she is a great actress. Is that accurate?” Stern asked.
“I’m not an expert on – I guess they’re called ‘Hatha-haters’ – but I think that’s what maybe triggers it,” Franco said.
Well played Franco.
Now for some James Franco being James Franco. Watch James and Ashley Benson lip-sync to Selena Gomez’s “Love You Like a Love Song.”
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