Oscar hosting is a tough gig, and after watching his friend James Franco get raked over the coals for it, Seth Rogen says he’s in no hurry to follow suit. “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 [take care of him],” Rogen told ShortList. “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 shit we do every fucking 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.” At least it’d be a culturally savvy telecast!
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