James Franco has allegedly angered Anne Hathaway again after speaking to Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show on Monday about why he "hates" the actress, after previously making snide comments when they got into an altercation at the Academy Awards in 2011.
James' comments come only two years after his appearance on The Late Show, when he compared the Les Miserables actress to a "Tasmanian Devil" after their Academy Awards bust-up. The actor, who is currently promoting his new movie Spring Breakers, told Stern that Anne wouldn't be happy he was revisiting the past, and according to sources he was right.
"Anne can’t believe James has openly discussed the past and how they aren’t really on talking terms anymore" a source spilled to RadarOnline. "She thinks he did it purely to drum up publicity for Spring Breakers".
Apparently the Oscar-winning actress, who cut her long hair off for her role in Les Mis, can't understand why James wouldn't just decline to comment on their troubled relationship, and believes it was unprofessional of the actor to talk badly about her during his interview, sources claim.
“Stern did provoke Franco, but he didn’t have to respond", the sources revealed. “Anne would never air her dirty laundry in public and is intensely private. It’s opened up old wounds, is totally unnecessary and she’s fuming".
James is not in Anne's good books after his comments (Brian To/WENN)
But Franco seemed well aware of what he was getting himself into, and even encouraged Stern to take the conversation lead as he knew that the 30-year-old One Day actress wouldn't take well to his comments about why people don't like her.
“I’m happy to revisit this, but you’re going to have to take the lead. If you’re going to talk about it, you’re going to have to give your opinions", Franco told Stern. "She does not want me talking about this, but okay".
“Everyone sort of hates Anne Hathaway, and I’ve explained that I do too and I don’t know even know why sometimes,” Stern encouraged the actor, who was more than willing to cut in with his reasons.
"She’s just so affected actress-y that even when she wins an award she’s out of breath, and then she has the standard joke that sounds like it’s written. And it all seems so scripted and acted" he began negatively.
“She comes off like the goody two-shoes actress and it’s just fun to sort of hate her. Hate is a strong word . . . but dislike her, even though she is a great actress. Is that accurate? I’m not an expert on – I guess they’re called ‘Hatha-haters’ – but I think that’s what maybe triggers it” Franco concluded, before insisting:
“Anne and I made up, by the way. Let’s just get that on the record”.
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