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Hosting Oscars sucks

Actor Neil Patrick Harris gets talking to us about his view on hosting Oscars, career and latest flick.

entertainment Updated: Jul 27, 2011 01:32 IST
Robin Bansal
Robin Bansal
Hindustan Times

He has won kudos for his ‘wickedly witty’ hosting skills at this year’s Tony Awards but when it comes to spearheading the Oscars, actor Neil Patrick Harris, says it can’t get “harder”.

“Do I see myself hosting the Oscars? No, not yet. Maybe someday,” the 38-year-old says during an event in Cancun, Mexico. “It’s a very difficult job. A billion people watch that show and everyone is looking for why it sucks,” he adds.

However, he isn’t all that against the idea. “If they ask me, I’d probably say, ‘Yes',” says the double Emmy winner, who will be next seen in 3D live action-animated family comedy, The Smurfs, releasing worldwide on Friday. In the movie, he and his partner are shown to be expecting their first child. Harris, who was expecting twins in real life through a surrogate mother, at the time of shooting, reveals it wasn’t hard to pretend to be nervous about the impending fatherhood. Known mostly as Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother, he’s glad about the way his career has turned out. “I’m in a lovely position where I get to do things that I enjoy doing and so I’m thankful,” he says.

First Published: Jul 26, 2011 20:07 IST