Chris Rock and Dwayne Johnson have been approached to host the Primetime Emmys in September, reports Deadline.
The Emmys would naturally try to gauge Rock’s interest in the gig following the worldwide slap in the face at the Oscars earlier this year, but he reportedly declined the offer. The comedian jokingly revealed in April that he would only discuss the incident if he was paid to do so. “I’m fine, I have a whole show and I don’t talk about it until I get paid. Life is good. I got my hearing back,” he said.
According to Deadline, Johnson is also unlikely to host the Emmys as well, despite his association with NBC, the network televising the awards show, as the comedy series’ executive producer. Young Rock and an easy promo link for his upcoming DC movie black adam.
Emmys producers Done + Dusted in association with Reginald Hudlin’s Hudlin Entertainment would aim high first before “casting a wide net,” which will likely widen the pool of potential hosts beyond those tied to NBC.
The Primetime Emmys are set to air on September 12.