Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosting the 2011 Oscars was doomed from the start
Producers and authors on that program talked to The Ringer about how Hathaway and Franco’s work practices and characters weren’t an excellent match.
When the personnel composed the 2 would a satire on Christopher Nolan’s motion picture “Inception,” it needed a months-long preparation.
“Anne made herself readily available,” author Jordan Rubin informed the publication. “I went to her house and worked on the script and she was on a bunch of conference calls and responding to emails and was a great collaborator.”
Rubin stated Franco was deep in his college stage, taking doctoral classes in the English department at Yale University in Connecticut.
“He always seemed to be on a flight and it was very hard for me to get a hold of him,” Rubin remembered. “That was a red flag.”
Throughout wedding rehearsals, Hathaway “showed up ready to play and committed 110 percent,” Rubin stated, while Franco “was a great guy but often looked like he had just woken up from a nap. It’s almost like you’re showing up to a tennis court and one person decided that they were going to play in the U.S. Open and the other wanted to play in jeans and just kind of hit a few balls.”
Rubin stated things became worse when one day Hathaway kindly attempted to offer Franco a note on a line that wasn’t working. He stated Franco informed her “Don’t tell me how to be funny.”
Production ditched duets the 2 were going to do and “the chaos mounted” as the duo stopped working to link.
The Ringer reported that Hathaway and Franco decreased to be talked to for the piece, however have actually reviewed the gig because.
“I was focusing on the parts of the show that I knew worked,” she remembered. “You know how sometimes your optimism tips into delusion and you’re just like, ‘If I’m just really, really nice to everybody, everything’s going to work out.’ It did not work in that case.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.