Ellen: 'I Was Scared to Death'
February 26, 2007 6:33pm CST
Ellen DeGeneres may have told PEOPLE she was "not at all" nervous about hosting the Oscars, but when the big night rolled around, she tearfully admitted Monday, she was "scared to death." On her talk show's post-Oscar special, DeGeneres played her video diary from Sunday night, which wrapped up with stars from Beyoncé Knowles to Kate Winslet praising her job as host. After the montage, a teary DeGeneres told her cheering audience, "I'm crying for many reasons. I'm tired, so I'm emotional ... [but hosting the Oscars] represented so many things to me. It represented that people believed in me, they took a chance in me to hold something like that together, that people would want to see me." She went on to say that hosting the show "was hard. It was harder than I thought and I was scared to death. I didn't know how I would do. ... You know, you have confidence at the same time as you have insecurities." Although reviews of her performance have been mixed so far, DeGeneres said, "It was an incredible experience."
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• Davao, Philippines
27 Feb 07
well im a fun of ellen actually i watch her shoes in our country every 2:00pm and i find it very funny and at the same time gives us different guests of actress and actors in the hollywood which make us got a glimpse of their partly private life as well as their public ones..shes a great host really..
27 Feb 07
It good to know that these people, who seem to be very much at home with the stage and the cameras focused on them, still have stage frights. Since I used to participate in a lot of school activities at all levels of my school days, I've been wondering why I am still having these stage frights which everyone desires to be rid of. How I used to envy those who appear almost everywhere and perform before a number of people showing not a tinge of qualms in them. Now, I know, through this item that you have presented here, that this is not so. They, too, are still coping with their stage frights despite having become huge personalities on stage, the tv or the movies.