Seth MacFarlane may have snagged one of the most prized slots in Hollywood as the host of next year’s Oscars, but apparently he’s as hard on himself, deeply self-conscious, and afraid of failing as the next guy.
At least that’s what the Family Guy creator revealed on Tuesday – a day after the widespread announcement he would host the 85th annual Academy Awards – at TheWrap.com’s third annual media leadership conference TheGrill, in West Hollywood. MacFarlane spoke to the site’s founder and CEO Sharon Waxman in an on-stage keynote called Seth MacFarlane: Interview With a Demented Genius.
MacFarlane has had a busy past few months, from hosting Saturday Night Live to being a presenter at the Primetime Emmy Awards last month to his new Oscar gig. Tuesday, MacFarlane was the casual opposite of upscale Oscar chic in jeans, a blue-and-white checked shirt and grey Converse without laces, his short brown hair slicked into place, grinning a wide-mouthed smile, writer-animator-voiceover artist MacFarlane gave hope to self-deprecating creative types everywhere.
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