James Franco Mocks Anne Hathaway In New Video — Totally Funny Or Not Cool?

Mon, March 14, 2011 11:01am EST by 6 Comments

James made a video for the ‘Freaks and Geeks’ reunion at the PaleyFest and poked fun at Anne and their Oscar hosting gig!

James Franco took the opportunity to prove he has a sense of humor about his less than well received Oscar hosting gig in his latest video, and also managed to mock cohost Anne Hathaway! The actor made a tape to play at PaleyFest for the Freaks and Geeks panel he was unable to attend, and appeared onscreen with an IPad displaying the face of Anne. Huh?

It turns out James jokingly told the audience that he and Anne were busy getting ready to host the Emmy Awards, NAACP Awards and the ESPYs — hence his absence. Anne’s face sat motionless until the end when James put it up to the camera and announced, in a mock Anne voice, that her critically panned flick Love & Other Drugs was out on DVD. Ouch!

Reports following the Oscars claimed that Anne and James were not just unable to work together, but actually hated one another! If that’s the case, this video definitely seems like it was meant to make fun of Anne!

Watch the video above and let us know — was James being funny or completely uncool poking fun at Anne?

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Cedric Bruin

Posted at 5:59 PM on April 15, 2012  

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Posted at 8:23 PM on June 2, 2011  

I watched the Oscars again and I could say that the show was not a big success. I’m not siding on any of the hosts as I love them both as actors and admire them for their work. I love James Franco very much because he’s very funny and cool, but he looks quite stoned and aloof on the show and barely looks at Anne. He probably is not comfortable on stage with big crowds. Or maybe he was too stressed at the time. On the other hand, Anne was too lively and wooping a lot. She maybe overcompensating for James’ lack of effort to co-host which was not too bad either as James appeared to be too cool living in his own world while hosting. And all this was pretty foolproof, considering everything were captured by all cameras around.

I think people shouldn’t be too quick to judge or criticize and stop exaggerating. They are the ones aggravating the whole tension that could have been resolved.

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Posted at 8:51 AM on March 15, 2011  

I wholeheartedly support a sense of humor, but obviously he is hating on Anne Hathaway. Hathaway received much better reviews than he did. Anne’s reputation wasn’t tarnished from this awful Oscar telecast because she maintained her professionalism and her commitment to hosting the show.

Now, James Franco has gained a horrible reputation from the Oscars and it could hurt his acting/directing career. Franco was compltely disresptectful, arrogant, and cowardly-he forced Hathaway to take up his slack. Plus, the guy looked and acted stoned. In the fall, James will star opposite Nicole Kidman on the Broadway stage- this will be an epic fail. At the Oscars, Franco proved he has no stage presence , and he is scared and uncomfortable on a stage. I feel sorry for Nicole.

P.S. At the Oscars, Anne proved she has amazing stage presence and she was completely at ease on that Oscar stage. Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, and Melissa Leo were very nervous on that Oscar stage.

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Posted at 8:10 PM on March 14, 2011  

I don’t see this as that bad. How is he failing at life, when he has a lot of projects?

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Posted at 1:57 PM on March 14, 2011  

Wow, the guy is a complete jerk. He’s turning into pretty much a life fail.

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Posted at 1:12 PM on March 14, 2011  

C’mon where is your sense of humour America? He’s funny and real. You don’t always have to be kissing each other’s butts. Laugh a little.

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