As the Academy Awards continue to scramble to look for a host to take over Kevin Hart who had to step down after facing backlash for offensive tweets, Anne Hathaway is revealing just what was the most difficult part about hosting the show.
The 36-year-old hosted the Oscars way back in 2011 with fellow actor James Franco. And while it looks like she had a lot of fun during the night, there was one thing that she found tough. “The next day. Finding out how you actually did,” the Les Misérables actress told ET. “Because it feels nice, everybody tells you it’s going well while you’re doing it. While you’re doing it, it’s like doing anything, you know?”
Anne continued, “My approach to all this stuff is really simple: we’re lucky. Whether or not it does well or it bombs, this is the stuff of dreams. This is not something to get upset about.” She added, “Now, that being said, when it really bombs, it does sting a bit. I think it might end up being a net positive over life. Well, the lessons that I learned, the life lessons about who to trust and when to trust them, that’s going to be the net positive.”
While the Academy reeled in Anne and James to boost ratings with young viewers, not a lot of people were fans of the duo, as some commented on the fact that the pair did not have any chemistry. Then again, the show did draw close to 38 million viewers. But what will they draw this time around, especially since there may not be a host for the first time in 30 years?
Insiders recently told Variety, “Producers will select a crop of A-listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers.” The sources continued, “The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are scrambling to line up top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live — on Feb. 24 — from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Hand-wringing at the Academy has been palpable.”
Well, while Anne was worried about her hosting reactions the following day, it sounds like there will be no host that will have to worry when the Oscars air on February 24.