Ryan Seacrest Jokes About Emmy Jitters
The host quips the audience will be "a room full of actors who probably hate me"
Ryan Seacrest, recently named host of the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards, joked about feeling some Idol-like anxiety.
“I’m scared because it’s a room full of actors who probably hate me,” Seacrest quipped during his KIIS-FM radio show on Wednesday.
But Seacrest made clear he’s looking forward to his most recent resume builder. “I’m going to have a good time hosting that thing,” he added.
Producers are hoping the audience will have a good time as well, and that Seacrest will “serve as a magnet for attracting a diverse array of viewers to our Emmy telecast,” according to Dick Askin, chairman and chief executive officer of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The 59th Annual Primetime Emmys will air on FOX Sept. 16.