Immediately after the Oscars, James Franco was criticized for looking stoned during the show, but his co-host Anne Hathaway defended him. Well, James stopped by to chat with David Letterman and somewhat blamed Anne for making him look stoned — in a comical way.
During the Late Show with David Letterman, James tried to explained why everyone thought he was “under the influence” at the Oscars.
“I love her, but … I think the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway,” he said (via Gossip Cop). “I haven’t watched it back. Maybe I had low energy. I honestly played those lines as well as I could.”
“I never dreamed of being, like, the best Oscar host ever,” James explained. “It was never on my list of things to do. It doesn’t mean I didn’t care and it doesn’t mean I didn’t try hard, right?”
“But here’s the hypocritical thing. Leading up to the Oscars, I couldn’t hear enough about how people didn’t care about it anymore,” James continued. “As soon as you don’t host the way they want you to they suddenly care and they won’t shut up about it!”
But David offered him so words of wisdom.
“There will be, I think for you, a modicum of embarrassment, which you shouldn’t feel,” David said. “That will pass. You’ll go into a period of numbness, and then you’ll become, rightly so, defiant.”
Watch the interview clip below!