James Franco and Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway have made up since their highly criticized Oscars gig in 2011 -- but the duo might have another feud on their hands after Franco’s appearance on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show Monday.
The “Spring Breakers” actor tried to be diplomatic when the radio host brought up their disastrous gig in an interview quoted by Us Weekly.
"I'm happy to revisit this, but you're going to have to take the lead," Franco, 34, told Stern. "If you're going to talk about it, you're going to have to give your opinions. ... 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 said. "She's just so affected [and] 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 [been] written [for her]. And it all seems so scripted and acted."
"She comes off like the goody two-shoes actress and it's just fun to sort of hate her," the radio host added. "Hate is a strong word . . . but [I] 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 said.
"Are you still friendly with her?" Stern said.
"We haven't talked in a while," Franco admitted, later saying, "Anne and I made up, by the way. Let's just get that on the record."
"It was a really hard time after the Oscars," Franco added. "She wasn't mad at me, I don't think ... she didn't say she was mad at me for what happened. ... The critics were so nasty."
Franco also opened up about rumors that he turned down sex with troubled actress Lindsay Lohan. "I don't want to like brag about it," he said. "I don't know how that got out."
"She was having issues even then, so you feel weird," Franco said. "Honestly, she was a friend. I've met a lot of people that are troubled and sometimes you don't want to do that."
Is Franco looking for love now? "Let's say I'm dating," he replied. "I'm getting older. I would like a long-term relationship."
Maria Vultaggio is a reporter for the Continuous News Desk (CND), where she covers trending topics and breaking news for the International Business Times....