Anne Hathaway On The Oscars

Anne Hathaway is talking about the surreal Oscar experience she shared with James Franco in Harper's Bazaar.

Anne Hathaway

For Anne Hathaway it was the gig of a lifetime: Co-hosting the Oscars with another critically-acclaimed actor in front of their most lauded peers. By the end of the night the world was left wondering what the heck they just witnessed.

James Franco gave a famously weird non-performance at the Academy Awards, leaving many to wonder if he was stoned. Franco told David Letterman that he was acting normal but that Anne Hathaway was a "Tasmanian devil" so he looked sloth-like in comparison. Now it's finally Anne's turn to weigh in.

In a new interview with Harper's Bazaar, Hathaway talks about the Franco situation for the first time.

"How did I take it?" she mused about Franco's comments on Letterman.

"I let James know that a whirling dervish is a more flattering comparison than a Tasmanian devil. I called him, and we e-mailed a bit."

"In the grand scheme of things, I got to have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I met great people, wore beautiful clothes. And I got to put on a show. I don't see a downside. Anyone who disliked my personality probably disliked my personality before the Oscars."

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But Hathaway has little time to nurse old wounds -- she's far too busy with her latest role as Catwoman on The Dark Knight Rising, currently filming.

Image courtesy Harper's Bazaar


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Comments on "Hey James Franco: Anne Hathaway prefers 'whirling dervish'"

carole June 28, 2011 | 9:05 AM

I normally would not consider contradicting Anne. However I would suggest that she refresh her saturday morning cartoons. ? Or perhaps watch the opening to the movie "Twisters". That's the devil Franco was reffering to.

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