Ricky Gervais Says NBC Wants Him To Host The Globes
First Published: August 26, 2011 4:08 PM EDT Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Could Ricky Gervais be returning to host the Golden Globes?
The British actor and comedian – who shocked the star-studded audience earlier this year with jokes about Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr., and Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp’s “The Tourist” — suggested again that NBC wants him to come back for the award show when the Globes return in 2012.
“NBC have offered it — they think they can persuade the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” he said at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International TV Festival on Friday, per The Hollywood Reporter.
“But I don’t think they will go for it. I love NBC and I love the fact that they have stuck with me through it all,” he added.
“The Office” co-creator said he is, however, considering it – sort of.
“I am, but I shouldn’t do it. It’s a second encore. Don’t do a second encore. I don’t think I should do it. What am I going back as?” he said, according to Britain’s The Guardian newspaper.
Gervais also said he’d been approached about the Oscars hosting job.
“They said to my agent would he like to be on our list,” he recounted, per The Guardian. “I couldn’t do the Oscars. It’s a thankless task for a comedian. They don’t want to hear jokes, they want to hear if they have won the most important award of their career,” he said.
A rep for NBC was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Access Hollywood.