Anne Hathaway Talks Oscar Hosting Call

Posted Tuesday March 1, 2011 10:37 AM GMT

She was hilarious in her role as Oscar cohost, along with James Franco, and Anne Hathaway shared the details of how she got the call for the gig.

During her chat with Oprah Winfrey, the “Get Smart” actress told the “real story” of what happened when her manager called with the news.

Anne explained, "You want the real story? I've never told the real story yet. I was waiting to hear back to hear if I'd been cast as Catwoman [in The Dark Knight Rises], and my manager called me and said, 'Are you sitting down?' and I just go, oh my god, here it comes.”

“She's like, 'You're about to hear something you'll never hear again in your whole life. I'm like, 'OK.' And she goes, 'You've been asked to host the Oscars.' I'm like, 'I'm Catwoman! What?! Oh, oh, OK. What?'"

"It's not something I ever expected. Of course I was struck by the honor but I just thought, 'That doesn't make any -- I could never host the Oscars.'"

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