USA Today got to chat with Oscar host and nominee James Franco about his hosting duties and what we can expect to see Sunday, February 27.
On the script:
“We’ve done some script readings, but they haven’t finalized the script.Â For me and Anne (Hathaway), I think it will feel like it went by really fast by the time that we’re done. There’s a lot to do, and when you do live shows, it goes by really fast.”
On his four tuxes, designed by Gucci (who is also the face for):
“They’ve been incredibly supportive,” says Franco, who is so enamored by the Italian fashion house, he pitched Gucci creative director Frida Giannini about making a documentary on how she works. “I think what they do over there is so interesting and has got such a great spirit.”
On if he’s nervous:
“No. You mean all the eyeballs around the world? The camera’s the camera, whether there’s five people watching or a billion.”
On what he’s done to prepare:
“I’ve watched all of Jack Nicholson‘s acceptance speeches, and they’re always really funny. They’re always really interesting because he thanks people you wouldn’t expect him to thank, and then makes you go look them up and wonder what the connection is.”
On his plan to avoid Ricky Gervais‘ jokes:
“I haven’t really read about the fallout of Ricky Gervais. I was there and I didn’t think he was that funny. The jokes were kind of â€” gay Scientology jokes? South Park did that like five years ago. So I don’t really want to do Ricky Gervais style.”
Read the rest of the article HERE. He’s a doll, really. I’m sure he’ll do well just because he has that Old Hollywood-style to him. Can’t wait for Sunday!