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Ricky Gervais Reassures Stars Ahead of Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais arriving at last year's 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2015.
Christopher Polk—NBC/Getty Images Ricky Gervais arriving at last year's 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2015.

"I'm not trying to ruin their night"

Ricky Gervais is known for his sharp tongue, but on Conan O’Brien’s show last night, he said he’ll try not to be too mean to celebrities when he hosts the Golden Globes this month.

“No one wants to be the butt of a joke, but I’m not trying to ruin their night. I’m making jokes,” Gervais said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Also, I’ll do it about things they’ve done, not about things they can’t help. I think I’m fair.”

To illustrate what he meant, he pointed to O’Brien and said, “”I wouldn’t come out and go ‘oh look, it’s a ginger Frankenstein.”

This will be Gervais’s fourth time hosting the awards ceremony, but he told O’Brien that he’s struggling with how to approach it and make sure he improves. “I don’t know whether to put in more effort or get drunker,” he said.

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