Jimmy Kimmel Is Dieting & Exercising To Get Ready To Host Oscars 2023: "I Don't Want To Show Up Looking Like Cocaine Bear"
Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the Oscars for the third time on Mar 12.
Jimmy Kimmel is doing his best to get into shape as this year's Oscars host.
Speaking to People, Kimmel 55, said he started dieting and exercising religiously ahead of his gig as host of this year's 95th Academy Awards on Mar 12 (or Mar 13 Singapore time) after he had trouble fitting into the tux he wore for the Oscars in 2018.
“I did have a very unfortunate moment where I tried to fit into the tuxedo I wore in 2018 and I didn’t quite make it," he said.
“I looked a little bit like a homemade sausage, so I have been trying to lose some weight before the Oscars.
“I’ve been getting these little meals in little Tupperware containers delivered to my house every morning.
“And I have to say, I never feel more sorry for myself than when everyone else is eating spaghetti and I’m eating some little tacos with no tortillas.”
He added, “I don’t want to show up onstage looking like Cocaine Bear, you know what I’m saying?”, referring to the titular character in the Elizabeth Banks-directed horror-comedy about the fuzzy apex predator going on a killing spree after consuming an obscene amount of blow.
Kimmel said he'll be wearing a custom Tom Ford suit for the upcoming 95th Academy Awards, which will be executive produced by his Molly McNearny and take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
This will be Kimmel's third time as the Oscars host; he did it before in 2017 and 2018.
On joining the three-timers club — which also includes Steve Martin, David Niven, and Jerry Lewis — he said back in November: “Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honour or a trap.
“Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no
Pressure will be on Kimmel this year to make light of Will Smith’s attack on Chris Rock at last year’s ceremony, but show bosses think the event is in safe hands with the chat show host.
Executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner said in a joint statement: “We’re super thrilled to have Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage.
“We know he will be funny and ready for anything!”
When Kimmel hosted the show in 2017. he had to manage the shocking final moments when the wrong best picture winner was called as La La Land before it went to Moonlight.
Watch Kimmel spoof Top Gun: Maverick in this Oscars trailer:
Mediacorp will livestream the 95th Academy Awards on meWATCH and Channel 5 on Mar 13, starting from 6.30am SG for the red carpet, while the main show kicks off at 8am. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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