James Franco, who was clearly uncomfortable when he was dressed up as Marilyn Monroe at the Oscars, has spoken out for the first time about the humiliation he felt at the time.
"I was so p**sed about that I was deliberately going to fall onstage and hopefully my dress would fall off or something,” Contactmusic quoted him as telling Playboy magazine.
"The plan had been that I was going to sing as Cher and then Cher was going to come out onstage, that got axed when Cher and the song from Burlesque weren't nominated. I told them, ''Look, this is the thing people are going to talk about, the images they will take away from the show.''
"I just didn't want to fight anymore, even when they said, ''You'll come out as Marilyn Monroe. It'll be funny.'' Me in drag is not funny. Me in drag as Cher trying to sing like her is a thing. That didn't happen, so then I just didn't want to argue anymore,” he added.