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Harris: I'd host the Oscar ceremony

Neil Patrick Harris has revealed he'd consider hosting the Oscars.

Having put in an award-winning turn in Glee, the How I Met Your Mother star has proved a dab hand at hosting prime-time award ceremonies like the Tony Awards, theatreland's version of the Oscars.

"Oh, uh, no, not yet, maybe some day. [But] if they asked me, I'd probably say yes," he said.

Neil, who already had a taster when he sang in the Oscars opening number, two years ago, has doubts over the job: "I think you have to have a real background in movies to host the Oscars, to give it some legitimacy. And it's a very difficult job, one of the hardest ones.

"A billion people watch that show and everyone is looking for [reasons] why it sucks. The producers want these specific clips and the actors to look a certain way. It's a very rigid environment. It's cold, everyone's nervous and it's not a super fun vibe."

The actor, who next stars in The Smurfs 3D, added: "Those aren't jobs that you audition for, just weird things you get asked to do randomly."

:: The Smurfs 3D opens in cinemas on August 10


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