Seth MacFarlane says his most vivid Oscars memory is Juliette Lewis’ cornrow hairstyle.
The actress famously committed a beauty faux pas by sporting the unusual ‘do at the 1992 Academy Awards.
With Seth gearing up to host this year’s ceremony on February 24, he has reflected on his history with the huge event.
“I haven’t seen all of the Oscar ceremonies. There a few that I’ve missed,” he admitted to Collider.
“But, my mother was a huge fan of the Oscars and never missed it. For some reason, the one Oscar image from the past that sticks out in my mind, more vividly than anything else, is Juliette Lewis in those cornrows. I don’t know why that is. It’s just the one image that’s glued to my brain. She made them fresh. I’ve been a fan like anyone else. It’s hard to find somebody who’s not at least a casual fan of the Oscars. I could not be more excited to be not only doing it, but doing it with this group.”
The 39-year-old is aware just how challenging it will be to take on the role of host for the legendary event.
Luckily, the Family Guy creator has someone he can turn to for advice.
“Before I get into the deep end of this, I do intend to call Billy Crystal and seek his wisdom,” he smiled.
“When was the last time you read a post-Oscar review where somebody in the entertainment press said, ‘What a great host!’ The last one I think I can remember was probably Billy Crystal. I think a lot of them have been great, but you go into it knowing that, no matter what, even if you put on the greatest show in the world, you’re probably going to be lambasted in the press, so you might as well enjoy yourself and do the best you can, knowing that the outcome is going to be the same. It’s a ruthless bit of scrutiny that you’re under, so I’m not going to think about that. I’m just worrying about making it as funny as it can be, and as fun as it can be.”
Billy Crystal has hosted the Academy Awards nine times, including last year's show.© Cover Media