Critics may have thought James Franco was “off” while hosting the Oscars on Sunday, but his co-host Anne Hathaway is continuing to say nothing but good things about James — even to Oprah Winfrey. And who would lie to Oprah?
Anne told Oprah on The Oprah Winfrey Show that she “came to have a good time” at the Oscars.
“I had a blast,” the actress said. “I kept waiting to become nervous… and the whole thing from beginning to end was just a pure joy.”
“I was so glad to be part of a team,” she added. “I thought my co-host James Franco did an incredible job.”
And she especially enjoyed filming the opening video that Anne says took five weeks to complete due to James’ schedule.
“In addition to hosting the Oscars and being nominated himself, he’s also a student at two different universities and is getting his PhD,” Anne said. “As soon as the [Oscar] show ended, he hopped a plane and is in class right now. … I just partied.”
“I said, ‘I’m partying and doing Oprah…you can go to class!’ ”