Ellen Talks To Eddie Murphy About Hosting The Oscars
Ellen heard all about Eddie Murphy hosting the Oscars and how he’s afraid that he might curse or pee on himself while on live TV!
Ellen: Eddie Murphy’s Star Trek Shirt
Eddie Murphy walked out onstage in a really cool black button up shirt. It almost looked like something out of the renaissance. Ellen complimented him on the shirt and he laughed, saying it looked “kind of Star Trek-y.'”
Ellen: Eddie Murphy Hosting The Oscars
Ellen said she couldn’t believe that Eddie was going to host the Oscars.
“This is the most ridiculous thing, but I would just never think you would do it because I think you’re shy,” Ellen said.
Eddie said that he’s not as shy as he may seem.
“I’m not shy,” he said. “I don’t do a lot of stuff, which is why it’s odd for me to be doing it.”
By “stuff,” Eddie meant that he doesn’t do a lot to promote himself, aside from actually working, meaning he doesn’t usually host anything or go on talk shows. However, he said he’s learning to do those things a little bit more.
“It feels good to be doing more stuff,” he said.
Ellen: Eddie Murphy Peeing On Himself
Ellen started speculating about how the production crew will shoot the ceremony for the Oscars, given that Eddie has a tendency to speak his mind.
“I would think there’s got to be more than a ten second delay with you,” she said of the video feed. “I mean, you’re going to curse, aren’t you?”
“I don’t plan on cursing,” Eddie said, “but we’ll see what happens.”
Eddie said he’s sure that whatever goofy antics he employs, the production crew will make it work. In fact, he said he was so sure of that fact, that he bet he could walk onstage peeing on himself and the production crew would cut to a close-up of his face, so that no one at home could see.
“This is Hollywood, you know,” he joked.
“The fact that you’re worried about peeing on yourself makes me worried for you,” Ellen teased.