On February 26, 2012 Eddie Murphy will step on the stage of the Academy Awards where he’ll host the 84th Oscar Oscars without a bit of nervous energy, or so says the actor.
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood the funnyman said:
“I’m kind of looking forward to it, because I haven’t done it. I’m not nervous.”
“I might get a little excitement in my stomach before I go out,” he continued. “It’s a billion people watching, but I’m not nervous at all.”
Speaking about his leading Tower Heist actor, Brett Ratner, who is also producing the Eddie Murphy helmed Oscars show praised Murphy:
“I feel completely confident now going in to it. At first I was really nervous about it, before I got Eddie, but then when I got Eddie I said, ‘You know what, I got the greatest stand up [comedian to host],’” the director told Access at the junket. “If you look at the Oscars, the best hosts have been comedians… Bob Hope, Johnny Carson and Billy Crystal were the three best hosts, and that’s what works.”
According to Ratner he wants the Oscars to have “heart” and he believes he can deliver on that promise with the help of Murphy.
In the meantime “Tower Heist” reaches theaters on November 4.
Here’s the full Eddie Murphy interview:
Do you plan to tune in for the 84th annual Academy Awards and do you think the partnership of Ratner/Murphy will provide for a good night of humor?