But then he quickly changed his mind, calling the publication back to say if the Academy asked, he would say yes.
“I just wanted to quickly backtrack on what I said. You asking me about the Oscars — you’re the first person to bring that up — and I’m sitting here going, ‘Of course I would host the f***ing Oscars!’ I just went to the bathroom and I was looking at myself in the mirror and I was like, ‘What kind of f***ing idiot wouldn’t host the Oscars?’ So yeah, if they ask me to, I would, and it would be very fun. I would really enjoy it.”
When asked if he would want to do it alone or with someone else, perhaps his girlfriend Zendaya, he said “Either/or. I don’t mind.”
“By myself would be great, and with someone I love would be even better,” he added. “I think a shared experience is always better than a solo experience. I’m happy with either, but it would be a very fun evening — I’m sure very stressful, but it would be a lot of fun.” I couldn’t resist one last follow-up: does he think he could convince Zendaya to do it with him? “I could run it by her. But as for her answer, I’m not too sure.”