London: 2011 Oscar hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco have revealed that they both rejected the offer to host the ceremony at first but their 'chemistry' brought them together.
The duo made the revelation in a candid chat with host Robin Roberts on ‘Good Morning America', reports the Daily Mail.
The Devil Wears Prada star said: “When I got asked to do it I said ‘No thank you I don't think this is really for me'”.
“And then they called back a couple of weeks later and said, ‘Well James Franco is in' and I said "ooooh that is going to be interesting."
When Roberts, commented on the couple's chemistry the 127 Hours actor Franco, 32 said: “Well I'd admired her from afar for many years.”
Hathaway, 28, replied with a smile: “Oh James, it's mutual.”
The actress later joked: “I think you [Franco] are hip and I'm young,” when asked why she and Franco were chosen for the glitzy Hollywood award ceremony.