British comedian Ricky Gervais ruffled quite a few Hollywood feathers hosting the Golden Globes these past two years, with many believing he would not host the awards show in 2012. According to Ricky Gervais himself, NBC has in fact asked the funnyman to return for a third time.
Here's what he had to say when asked if he is contemplating the network's offer.
"I am but I shouldn't do it. It's a second encore. Don't do a second encore. I don't think I should do it. What am I going back as?"
"Just because you are offended doesn't mean you are right. People fall into this myth that I'm a shock comedian. I've never been that. People say I crossed the line but I didn't draw the fucking line, you did. It wasn't a roomful of wounded soldiers. It was the most privileged people on the planet who spend all day pretending to be someone else. I teased them, I ribbed them."
Ricky Gervais also revealed that ABC has asked him to host The Academy Awards next year. Although he said he would never accept the job, an ABC spokesperson said an offer was never made to Ricky Gervais.