With “Saturday Night Live” alums Amy Poehler and Tina Fey returning to host the Golden Globes in 2014 and 2015, it’s only fitting that the duo will treat their hosting stints like a segment from the venerable NBC variety series.
“I can’t stress enough how little we will prepare until very close to the show,” Poehler told the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “We’ll treat it like ‘Weekend Update’ — it’s a little ‘SNL’ style and have to work backwards. We get a lot of jokes, write our own, talk bits and we work through them. You can’t really do this kind of stuff too early and you can’t over think it.”
Her highlight from last year? “Sitting on George Clooney’s lap,” Poehler said. “But it all felt like a highlight.”
Poehler also said her duties as host call for getting the crowd riled up with jokes then staying “out of everyone’s way.”
“We had a lot of fun so we said, ‘maybe we can try it again,’ and like fools we are giving it another shot,” Poehler said. “(We’re) looking forward to understanding more of how the night goes and what works and what doesn’t. In all honesty, just setting the tone for a really fun evening. I think as a host that’s your job.”
The 71st annual Golden Globes will air live on Jan. 12.