Actress Sandra Oh has sworn off ever fronting the Golden Globes again after making history as the ceremony’s first Asian host.
The former Grey’s Anatomy star teamed up with Andy Samberg to present the big show last month (Jan19), and insists now she has faced her fears she has no desire to repeat the feat.
“When they asked about co-hosting I went bananas, like, ‘Why would that happen?’ she laughs. “I said to my agent, ‘Are you effing joking?’ But I knew what it could mean in that platform and all I wanted to do was hit it out of the f**kng park… I didn’t want to waste a moment in not being totally there.
“I knew what it would mean for a lot of other people, so I tried my best to show up as fully as I could. I was petrified and then I was relieved. I was ecstatic afterwards. At the party I didn’t need one drop of alcohol, because I was so high on the actual joy and release of it.
“It was exceptionally intimidating and I was really scared. My nieces were there in Los Angeles and I wanted to try and impart to them, ‘Go do something that scares you!’ They could see me do it. You will gain a confidence if you do something that scares you. But I won’t do it again!”
Oh admits the whole evening left a “profound” mark on her and her parents, who were in the audience at the Globes.
“Being able to speak your parents’ language in a very public way and to tell them that you love them… I’ve had so many young people come up to me and say, ‘That meant so much to me because I was never able to express that’.”
Oh was also a prizewinner on the night, taking home the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama award for Killing Eve.
– Cover Media0