Sandra Bullock is a former Oscar winner, but when it comes to hosting the awards ceremony, the “Bird Box” star has no interest.
The 54-year-old actress sat down with Hoda Kotb on “Today” on Tuesday and gave her take on the speculation regarding who will host next year’s Academy Awards. “It’s me,” Bullock joked, “surprise!”
She continued: “It’s going to be amazing. I need to talk about Meryl (Streep), just like everybody else, and I need to make some tasteless jokes, but only three.”
On a more serious note, Bullock called hosting the Oscars a “thankless job” and said it’s no surprise people are reluctant to take on the duties.
“No matter who does it… you’re meant to make fun of people,” she quipped. “It’s always going to go long. Book the Oscars for four and a half hours and just let it be. And if it ends early, fantastic, have a backup.”
Bullock also chatted about bringing her son, Lou, to the set of her new post-apocalyptic thriller, “Bird Box”, and how he kept asking everyone about their worst fears. “Like, he would go around to the actors saying, ‘Well, what is your worst fear?’ Like, he knew what mine was. Mine was anything happening to them (her kids),” she revealed.
“You know, and I said, ‘I’m not going to tell you how dark I go.’ But I said, ‘Anything that happens to you.’ I think the worst thoughts all day. They know I worry all the time. All the time, 24/7.”
Before the interview was over, the “Ocean’s 8″ star touched on her new haircut. “I feel like my hair was there to help me hide. And I hide behind my hair,” she said. “And when I did cut it, I went, ‘Oh, okay, that’s me. I can be this person now.’ It’s all about the hair.”