We get it, James Franco. You weren’t stoned during the Oscars. Whatever. Do you really have to blame Anne Hathaway?

Franco makes an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Friday (April 1) to swap Oscar hosting horror stories, while the “Your Highness” actor speculates on why viewers may have thought he was under an influence of some sort.

“I’ve thought about it, I think I know why,” he ponders. “I love her, but Anne Hathaway is so energetic I think the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway. She has a lot of energy.”

While we do suffer from blind love and loyalty to Mr. Franco, and we know he’s kidding… Really? That’s the excuse he’s gonna go with?

Franco shouldn’t feel too bad though, as Letterman recalls his less than stellar performance on Hollywood’s biggest night in 1995.

“I was so bad that they talked for a while about shutting down the motion picture industry,” Letterman jokes. “I was God awful.”

Watch a clip of Franco’s late night appearance above. We think he makes a pretty good point right around the 1:00 mark.

Posted by:Sophie Schillaci