James Franco has a simple reason for why he’s co-hosting the Oscars this year with Anne Hathaway: His agents told him not to.
“When we finally met and discussed it in person, all my representatives were saying, ‘No! Of course not!’” Franco tells Entertainment Weekly.
"That always sparks something in me. So I said, ‘Yes, of course!’ Because that reaction that they have is based on conventional wisdom of what makes a good career. And that can be boring — really boring.”