Actor and comedian Kevin Hart from the United States claims there is no chance he will ever present at the Oscars, calling hosting gigs “extremely cold” and unfit for a comedy show.
The 44-year-old actor and comedian announced his resignation from the 2019 Oscars broadcast after it was revealed that he had used homophobic remarks in many previous tweets.
Hart said to Sky News, “Those gigs are not good gigs for comics.” Hart is currently starring in the Netflix heist film Lift. He said in an interview,
“I think they got it right one year where it was like just a bunch of personalities acting as the hosts and that’s a nice thing. It’s a collaborative thing; different people get to be responsible for act one, act two, act three, but you know, the days of it being a room for a comic, those days are done.”
Hart is no stranger to hosting award shows; she has hosted the MTV Movie Awards, the Bet Awards, and the MTV Video Music Awards.
Hart, who first gained popularity in the 2000s as a comic and then found success as an actor in Hollywood, appearing in hit films such as Ride Along, Scary Movie, and the Jumanji series, is humble about his foray into the world of action films.
In his most recent movie, Lift, he plays criminal mastermind Cyrus Whitaker, who is racing to lift $500 million (£393 million) in gold from a passenger plane in midair to save the world from the evils of a terrorist network that is plotting. Lift features many action sequences and chase scenes akin to those found in James Bond movies.
Hart jokes: “I’ve been acting in guest houses up till now, but I’m home now. Me, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Bruce Willis – just a bunch of guys I relate to.
“When it comes clanking and banging, you know, doing things that others can’t do.”
Jimmy Kimmel is the host of the 96th Academy Awards, which are set to take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 10.