Hollywood, you stand warned!
English comedian Ricky Gervais has issued an apology in advance for what he might say at next week’s Golden Globes, according to a tweet he sent out on New Year’s Day. Being the quipster that he is, Ricky said he would like to apologize for being drunk and not giving a “f**k” about the Golden Globes.
“Because I can see the future, I’d like to apologize now for the things I said at next week’s Golden Globes. I was drunk & didn’t give a f**k.”
Ricky Gervais has been roped in to host the Golden Globes for the fourth time this year, having already hosted the prestigious film and TV event in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Obviously, Ricky loves an opportunity to rattle celebrity cages, and when his audience is the glitzy and glamorous world of Hollywood, there is little doubting the fact that one can expect the funnyman to be his best self on the day.
In 2010, for instance, Ricky Gervais kicked off the Golden Globes by uttering the words: “Looking at all the wonderful faces here today reminds me of the great work that’s been done this year… by cosmetic surgeons.” His no-holds-barred gags and jabs at celebrities during the next two editions garnered him a lot of acclaim, while also landing him in some controversies. According to Entertainment Weekly, Gervais vowed to never host the awards show again after his stint in 2012, but it was announced in October that he would be returning.
Writing on his blog in November, Ricky explained that he had been persuaded by the organizers of the Golden Globes to host the function, even though he had initially declined the opportunity.
“You may have heard I’m going to host the Golden Globe Awards again. I’m pretty sure it was reported in the press last week. I said ‘no’ when they first approached me, I’m just too busy, but they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.”
“I don’t mean they threatened to kill me. I just mean they were very persuasive, very charming and very generous. I’m quite looking forward to it now though. I’ve got myself into that ‘I never want to do it a again so I’ve got nothing to lose’ state of mind. I hope some people enjoy it as much as I intend to.”
It does appear like Ricky is going to have a blast at the Golden Globes, but whether or not it comes at the expense of his audience, we will have to wait and see.
Ricky Gervais’ relationship with the Golden Globes does not only extend to the comedian hosting the awards show. As NME reports, Gervais has taken home three Golden Globe awards over the years – two for The Office, and one for Extras.
Meanwhile, Ricky Gervais is also busy filming Life on the Road, a mockumentary featuring his Office character David Brent, which is due for release on August 16th. Maybe Ricky will take home another Golden Globe award for that movie, but for the time being, we will have to be content with his performance as the host of the show.
And as we mentioned, don’t worry if Gervais goes a little overboard, because he has already apologized for it, hasn’t he?
You can watch the 73rd Golden Globes on Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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