Eddie Murphy discusses Oscars and 'SNL'
While there’s no way to know for certain what kind of Oscar host Eddie Murphy will be until the actual broadcast, he’s dropped some clues along the way while he’s been out promoting his new comedy, Tower Heist. From what he’s told reporters and fellow former Academy Awards hosts, including David Letterman and, today, Ellen DeGeneres, he’s going to be “the worst host ever” by not doing any musical numbers, wearing a powdered sky-blue tuxedo and losing control of his bladder. (In other words, the lone three things James Franco and Anne Hathaway didn’t do.)
Still, Murphy is uncertain of one aspect: Whether or not he’ll curse. During a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which airs today, the actor/comedian who had penchant for profane stand-up acts, said, “I don’t plan on cursing. I’m not going to, when I get to the Oscars… say ‘S–t!’ I’m going to say other things… every now and then, a curse may slip out. I’m not planning on it, but who knows?” Watch the preview clip below:
DeGeneres also asked Murphy about his relationship with Saturday Night Live, which turned sour after his run as a cast member. “Over the years… they did little sh—y stuff where I was like, ‘Hey, f**k y’all!’,” Murphy explained. (Anyone else think he was referring to the David Spade joked in which the snarky comic called him a “falling star”?) But, the actor assured Ellen that any bad blood is in the past. “I’m not trippin’. It was years ago,” said Murphy, who hinted he’s ready to return to the show that made him famous. “If it was the right situation, sure.” That’s o-tay with us!
Do you think Eddie Murphy will turn out to be the best f—ing Oscars host ever, PopWatchers? And speaking of hosting, do you think he was serious about wanting to return to Saturday Night Live? Share in the comments section below.