Seth Rogen has spoke out about James Franco’s attempt at co-hosting the Oscars.
The actor defended his buddy, who co-honest the awards with Anne Hathaway, and said that he wouldn’t host the show unless they hired better writers.
“I think when you agree to do something like that, you put a certain amount of faith in the institution, hoping that they’ll take care of you, and I feel like they didn’t,” he said.
“Why hire James Franco and then give him Billy Crystal’s monologue? It was like, ‘Oh, we’ll hire these young hosts and then we’ll just do the same s**t we do every f***ing year.’
“Which to me was really odd. I think they just approached it wrong. They didn’t think it through, and they were way underprepared. I think they hung him out to dry. So I wouldn’t do it unless they hired some better writers.”