"He'll be great," Hathaway said. "He's a natural host."
Harris does appear to be tailor-made for the job. In 2009, the Gone Girl star hosted the Tony Awards and the Primetime Emmys. He went on to host the Tonys for three consecutive years from 2011 to 2013, when he also hosted the Emmys yet again. Each hosting turn has received critical acclaim.
While Hathaway's run as Oscar host may have been panned, the actress has received a lot of love from the Academy as an actress. In 2008 she was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Rachel Getting Married, and won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2013 for her small but memorable role in the musical Les Miserables.
However, the accolades have not come without a healthy dose of criticism from so-called "Hathahaters." In the interview, Hathaway opened up about the lessons she's learned from dealing with negativity.
"Self-acceptance," Hathaway said, explaining what she's learned from her critics. "If you’re not someone who has a natural and effortless love for yourself, it’s hard to let go of your desire to please other people, and that’s really not an ingredient for a happy life."