Eddie Murphy is certainly not being serious with some of his new comments, but he certainly seems to be intent on lowering the expectations of everyone around him for the 2012 Academy Awards.
Speaking to “Entertainment Tonight” in an interview promoting his new movie “Tower Heist,” Murphy already seems ready to try out some of his comedy:
“It’s just going to be [me] introducing people and looking straight on [the camera]. And I’m going to wear a powdered sky-blue tuxedo, and at the end of the evening, I’m going to urinate on myself in front of a billion people. Just letting you know, the worst host ever.”
Murphy has already said that he is “not nervous” about the gig, and is just planning to go out, do a few sketches, and largely just have a good time. We have seen time and time again that the best hosts (Billy Crystal, Steve Martin) are the ones who don’t force anything — otherwise (just look at last year’s show) it comes across awkward.
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