Why Seinfeld turned down offers to host Oscars

December 30th, 2007 - 5:02 pm ICT by admin  


New York, Dec 30 (ANI): Comedian Jerry Seinfeld rejected numerous offers to host the prestigious Academy Awards because he was afraid he would be asked to return.

In a recent interview with British magazine Empire, the 53-year-old revealed that he turned down Oscars on many occasions over fears that organizers will keep inviting him back.

“If I hosted the Oscars and I did it really well, they would just ask me to do it again. And then again. And again, the New York Post quoted him, as saying.

He also said that he didn’t think he would have done very well with the nervous nominees in the crowd.

“There’s no up-side. I don’t know, it’s just a weird environment. I’m lucky that I can do things that kind of interest me as a challenge, but everybody there is nervous, you know? he said.

They want to win their award. They’re not there to have fun. I like to go in front of an audience that wants to have fun, he added. (ANI)

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