Bear in mind when James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosted the 2011 Oscars?
Maybe not, as a result of you will have voluntarily or involuntarily blocked that disastrous onstage pairing out of your thoughts. Producers hoped having the actors co-host Hollywood’s most prestigious award present would entice a youthful viewers. However their efficiency was closely criticized by viewers, notably because of the stars’ lack of chemistry.
“It was just like the world’s most uncomfortable blind date between the cool rocker stoner child and the cute theater camp cheerleader,” David Wild, one of many 2011 Oscars’ 4 fundamental writers, instructed The Ringer in feedback posted on Wednesday, April 14, every week and a half earlier than the 2021 Oscars—which nonetheless has no host.
Wild recalled an ungainly second between the actors throughout rehearsal, saying, “Once more, it is a reminiscence, however [she] was like ‘Possibly it is best to attempt that,’ and he was like, ‘Do not inform me be humorous.'” Franco and Hathaway haven’t commented on his remarks.
Wild mentioned there was one second the place he thought Franco and Hathaway had lastly damaged the ice, whereas watching surveillance footage of The Catastrophe Artist actor grinning at an individual subsequent to him.