Kevin Hart might be “over” the idea of hosting the Oscars — but that doesn’t mean he’s over how he would have hosted the 2019 Academy Awards.
During an appearance on “The Late Show” Wednesday night, “The Upside” star addressed the situation with Stephen Colbert, who asked him if he would change anything he has said or done over the past month — after old homophobic tweets of his resurfaced and his refusal to apologize/address the issue in the manner in which the Academy would have liked, which led to him losing the Oscars hosting gig.
“No, I wouldn’t change anything.” Hart said, adding: “Right, this is me — I’m over it. I’m just over it. It’s an onion. So no matter how many times you keep peeling it, it’s endless.”
Colbert said he was “curious” to see what Hart would have been like as emcee, to which Hart replied: “I mean, I was gonna be good. I had some stuff. I had some heat.”
Hart showed Colbert some of this “heat” by teasing how he would have opened the 2019 awards show.
“The way I was going to start it off, right, and it actually goes hand in hand with what’s going on now is that we’re so sensitive,” Hart said. “And the whole reason I was going to host the Oscars was to take the tension out of the room. You know, people go to the Oscars but they’re not there to laugh because everybody is waiting for their moment. Everybody is uptight.”
Colbert conceded that it’s “a terrible audience” and hosting is a “thankless job.”
“Nobody can breathe or move,” Hart continued. “The clothes are fitted to perfection. Everybody’s neck is as straight as it can be, and the only thing they know how to do is this when the camera comes,” Hart said, miming a pose so awkward we can’t even describe it, so please see the video above.
“So I was gonna say, ‘Relax, relax.’ Because the one thing that you don’t want to become is a meme. That’s what you don’t want to be.”
“A meme will end your career,” Hart added, before showing Colbert’s audience famous memes of Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, and Denzel Washington that he planned to share during his opening monologue.
“The whole intent behind them would be, ‘You don’t want to be that.’ So relax, loosen up, have a good time. But I was gonna go into like a bunch of crazy bits. Man, I had so much stuff. It was gonna be fire.”
Colbert asked if Hart has any idea who is hosting — seeing as there are reports that no one will be hosting. “I don’t think I’m on the email list,” the comedian replied, laughing.
Hart then said the CBS late-night staple would be a “great host,” but Colbert doesn’t agree.
“I’ve got too much to apologize for! You got nothing on me,” Colbert said.
Hart has apologized for the resurfaced tweets that included homophobic slurs and explained his reasoning for the way he handled the situation in multiple interviews, including one with Ellen DeGeneres last week. However, he officially told “Good Morning America” Wednesday he has completely ruled out hosting the show.
“At some point you just have to be OK with you,” Hart told Colbert. “I’m OK with me and all of the decisions that I’ve made in my life. This is the decision I’ve made to say, ‘I’m over it. I’m done. That’s it. That’s it.’
Watch the clip above.
Golden Globes 2019: 10 Snubs and Surprises (Photos)
The 2019 Golden Globe Awards were held on Sunday night, with a list of winners ranging from the woefully expected to the pleasantly surprising. Click through for TheWrap's list of biggest surprises and see the full rundown of winners here.Getty Images
Surprise: The lead actress in a drama series categories was crowded with heavyweights including nine-time Golden Globe winner Julia Roberts and last year's winner Elisabeth Moss, but ultimately the HFPA went for
"Killing Eve" star Sandra Oh, making her the first Asian performer with two Golden Globes.BBC America
Snub: "Crazy Rich Asians" broke ground with its two nominations for best picture and lead
Constance Wu, but ultimately the first studio film with an Asian-American cast in 25 years was edged out by "Green Book" and "The Favourite" star Olivia Colman.Warner Bros.
Snub: Olivia Colman took home her first Golden Globe this year for her work in Yorgos Lanthimos's period dramedy
"The Favourite," but her "bitches"
Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, both nominated in the supporting category, were bested by "If Beale Street Could Talk" scene-stealer Regina King.Fox Searchlight
"The Good Place" remains one of the most critically acclaimed comedies on the air right now, but awards recognition remains elusive for the afterlife comedy, with both
Kristen Bell and the series as a whole missing out on a trophy on Sunday.NBC
Surprise: Glenn Close took home her third Golden Globe for her role in
"The Wife," upsetting a category which included Nicole Kidman, Rosamund Pike, Melissa McCarthy and the "A Star Is Born" frontrunner Lady Gaga.Sony Pictures Classics
Snub: "A Star is Born's" Lady Gaga seemed like a shoe-in to go home with a Globe in each hand: one for acting and one for songwriting. But in a shocking upset she lost the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama category to Glenn Close, who grabbed the winner’s trophy for her role in “The Wife. And the film itself lost the biggest award of the night -- best drama -- to “Bohemian Rhapsody.”Warner Bros.
Snub: The Julia Roberts-led drama
"Homecoming" missed out on every award it was nominated for, including the TV Drama category, a leading lady statue for Roberts (which went to Sandra Oh for “Killing Eve”) and one for her co-star Stephan James.Amazon
"The Kominsky Method,” starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, managed to sneak up on us and swipe the best comedy series award from the favored second season of Amazon’s Globes darling “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”Netflix
"The Handmaid's Tale" was first snubbed in noms, with only stars
Yvonne Strahovski and Elisabeth Moss getting nods. Then the hits kept coming tonight, as neither of them managed to win their category, leaving “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the show that won best drama series just last year, totally shut out.Hulu
Surprise: It looks like the HFPA was feeling nostalgic when they voted on Best Television Series — Drama this year, as they doled out the award to final season of FX’s
“The Americans,” which was a real shock, as the prize was assumed to be going to either BBC America’s new series “Killing Eve” or Amazon’s Prime Video’s “Homecoming.”FX
From Sandra Oh to Glenn Close
The 2019 Golden Globe Awards were held on Sunday night, with a list of winners ranging from the woefully expected to the pleasantly surprising. Click through for TheWrap's list of biggest surprises and see the full rundown of winners here.
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