Who better than James Franco to shed light on the new hate-on-Anne-Hathaway phenomenon? Much to the Oscar winner's frustration, her former co-host indulged in a coversation about "Hatha-haters" during a recent chat with Howard Stern.
"I'm happy to revisit this, but you're going to have to take the lead," the 34-year-old explained to his interviewer. "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 know even know why sometimes," the shock-jock offered in an effort to get the discussion rolling.
"She's 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."
Before James Franco weighed in, the ever-opinionated Howard Stern added, "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?"
"I'm not an expert on — I guess they're called 'Hatha-haters' — but I think that's what maybe triggers it," the actor, who memorably bombed at the 2011 Academy Awards alongside the newlywed brunette, agreed.
"It was a really hard time after the Oscars," James Franco added. "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."
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