Maybe I had low energy: James Franco on Oscars
Los Angeles: James Franco`s turn as Oscar host was slammed by critics, who said the actor looked stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway but the `127 Hours` star says he tried his best.
"Maybe I had low energy. I honestly played those lines as well as I could," Franco told David Letterman.
When Letterman said that he had also faced criticism for his hosting skills, Franco shot back, "...they didn`t say you were stoned. People said I was under the influence."
"I`ve thought about it. I think I know why. I love her, but Anne Hathaway is so energetic, I think the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway," he joked.
The actor admitted that he did not watch the ceremony but that does not mean that he did not care about his performance.
"Truthfully, I haven`t watched it back...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, `Oh, people don`t care about the Oscars anymore, it`s dead, it`s old, it`s at the end of a long awards season, who cares about it?` Well, as soon as you don`t host the way you want to, they suddenly care and they won`t shut up about it! Suddenly, I can`t hear enough about a show they don`t care about!," Franco said.