Neil Patrick Harris not keen to host Oscars again

Neil Patrick Harris doesn’t sound very enthusiastic about the possibility of returning to host the Oscars. Or the “beast,” as he referred to the biggest Hollywood awards event of the year.

“I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it. It’s a beast,” Harris said in a long interview that included other topics, with the Huffington Post.

“It was fun to check off the list, but for the amount of time spent and the understandable opinionated response, I don’t know that it’s a delightful balance to do every year or even again,” Harris said.

The show, overall, received mixed reviews from TV critics. TheWrap’s Jethro Nededog noted Harris’ “adept stage presence” in his review, as well as the host’s “energetic start” with an entertaining musical number.

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