But he quickly changed his mind, calling the publication back saying if the Academy asked he would say yes.
“I just wanted to quickly go back to what I said. You asked me about the Oscars – you were the first to bring it up – and I’m sitting here continuing, ‘Of course I’m going to host the awards. Oscar! ‘ I just went to the bathroom and I was looking at myself in the mirror and I was wondering: ‘What kind of idiot doesn’t host the Oscars?’ So yes, if they ask me, I will and will be happy. I would really like it. “
When asked if he’d rather do it alone or with someone else, perhaps his girlfriend Zendaya, he said “Either/or. I don’t mind.”
“For myself it will be great, and with the person I love it will be even better,” he added. “I think a shared experience is always better than a solo experience. I’m happy with either, but it’s going to be a very fun evening – stressful I’m sure, but it’s going to be fun.” I couldn’t resist one last follow-up: does he think he can convince Zendaya to do it to him? “I can run it by her. But about her answer, I’m not sure.”