Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are set to host the 2019 Golden Globes on Sunday and they’ve now spoken out about taking on the huge responsibility in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Oh and Samberg both opened up about the upcoming ceremony in the magazine’s new issue, admitting they said “Yes” to hosting because the other one was doing it.
Oh insisted, “I said ‘yes’ because you were going to do it! Honestly, I said ‘yes’ even though it was so terrifying to me, really terrifying. I just could not let this opportunity pass me by, the life experience of being this scared of something.”
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She went on to say she’s “not interested” in talking about Donald Trump at the event, despite most award show guests and presenters mentioning the president at some point.
Oh said of things getting political, “I’m not interested in [talking about Trump] at all. What I’m interested in is pointing to actual real change. I want to focus on that ’cause people can pooh-pooh Hollywood all they want — and there is a lot to pooh-pooh, sure — but we also make culture.”
“How many gazillions of people have seen ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’? That changes things. Just speaking for my own community, people cried a lot in [‘Crazy Rich Asians’], and it’s not only because it’s a great story and a classic romantic comedy — it is because seeing yourself reflected onscreen is really emotional when you don’t even know that you’re carrying so much grief of never being seen.”
They also joked about whether they’d get naked on the Golden Globes stage if it meant for a better show.
Oh insisted, “Absolutely. If it’s for the right reasons, if it’s in my character, I would get naked.”
However, she added: “Of course not. But it felt pretty good just to go that far.”
Samberg replied, “It felt good hearing you say it. And honestly, you were so convincing, I was like, ‘S**t, maybe I would too. If Sandra’s down.’ You have that power. I was about to come out naked and you’re all, ‘I was kidding!’ I’m like, ‘You’re such a good actor, you fooled me.'”