Belfast Telegraph

DeGeneres: I want to make people happy

Ellen DeGeneres doesn’t want to “hurt anybody” at The Oscars on Sunday night.

The comedienne and talk show host is returning for her second stint as emcee of the Academy Awards after first appearing in 2007.

But despite all the hype that comes with being part of the Oscars, Ellen has one goal in mind for the evening.

“My intentions are to make people happy," the 56-year-old told Good Morning America.

"My intentions are to never hurt anybody, and my intentions are to have compassion and to hope I can spread that a little bit every single day."

To make sure she achieves her aim, Ellen has been putting the hours in preparing her words.

But spending so much time on what she wants to say has meant she’s changed her mind on a number of occasions.

"I had things written months ago that I thought for sure I liked and was going to keep. And I've gotten rid of them," she said. "And I have new things, and then I'm sure I'll get rid of those. And I'm sure I'll be writing up until that morning."

Ellen also revealed she has taken her wife, Portia Rossi’s approach to hosting.

And while she has Portia’s support, Ellen accepts that isn’t going to be the case with everyone.

"I can't expect everybody to, you know, love me and like everything I do," she said. "I just want people to understand me and to get me and know what my intentions are."

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