London: 2011 Oscar hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco have revealed that they both rejected the offer to host the ceremony at first but their ``chemistry`` brought them together.
The duo made the revelation in a candid chat with host Robin Roberts on ‘Good Morning America’, reports the Daily Mail.
The ‘Devil Wears Prada’ star said: “When I got asked to do it I said ‘No thank you I don``t think this is really for me’”.
“And then they called back a couple of weeks later and said, ‘Well James Franco is in’ and I said "ooooh that is going to be interesting."
When Roberts, commented on the couple’s chemistry the 127 Hours actor Franco, 32 said: “Well I’d admired her from afar for many years.”
Hathaway, 28, replied with a smile: “Oh James, it’s mutual.”
The actress later joked: “I think you [Franco] are hip and I’m young,” when asked why she and Franco were chosen for the glitzy Hollywood award ceremony.