Oscars co-host Anne Hathaway has no intention of upsetting her peers at the Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb 27), insisting the big show won’t be a repeat of the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.
Comedian Ricky Gervais sparked controversy with his mean-spirited humor at the Globes, and reports suggest he has submitted gags for Hathaway and sidekick James Franco at the Oscars.
But the actress has assured film fans and stars alike she won’t be making anyone feel uncomfortable on Sunday night (27Feb11).
She tells The Hollywood Reporter, “If you’re looking for someone to call people out, we’re not your hosts. I think that humor is really difficult to pull off, and I’m not particularly adept at it.
“I am the youngest host in history, and I have no business being cynical or calling anyone out. I certainly haven’t earned the right to do that.”