Anne Hathaway appeared yesterday on The Today Show and discussed the brutally bad reviews that she and James Franco received as hosts of the worst Oscars ever in the whole world ever times infinity plus one: “They said we were the worst show ever,” the actress told host Matt Lauer. “I think that qualifies as tough.”
And while the reviews of the show were tough, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Hathaway fared far better than her zonked out cohost, James Franco:
“A national survey of 241 viewers conducted by San Francisco Bay Area’s Q & A Research found that 36 percent gave Hathaway a very good to excellent rating to just 19 percent for Franco. Half of viewers (51 percent) want her back as host, while 26 percent wish to see Franco return.”
That isn’t too bad a score, considering how hyperactive the actress had to be just to overcompensate for Franco’s laconic performance.
Hathaway, personally, views the Oscar night 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.”
When asked if she would return as an Oscar host, Hathaway gave a confusing answer worth of Franco himself:
“Why not? I don’t know. Maybe. Perhaps. No.”
What would you think about Hathaway returning to the Oscars?