"The moment came and it was a blessing and I was excited at the opportunity and I still am".
"If it was five years ago, I could say something really offensive and amusing right now, but I can't do that anymore, so...heyyyy!" But he doesn't want "people to think there's a thing about me and the Academy".
In the above video, their conversation starts at 1:25.
The actor said he has given all he can thus far and "said everything I can possibly say".
The old Oscar telecast format has become particularly stale in recent years, and perhaps this emergency move by the Academy will help usher in new ideas.
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When asked to, once again, address the issue that remains a trending topic on social media, the comedian dodged most of Strahan's questions by repeatedly saying he is "done with it". 30 years ago in 1989, the show had no host, instead opting to open with an 11-minute monologue in which actor Rob Lowe sings "Proud Mary" with Snow White.
"As it stands, no new offers are out, nor are any expected to be made to a single potential host to fill the void left by Kevin Hart", reports Variety. "I might get a lot of blowback for that, but I'm just being honest". I understand life and in life you have ups and downs.
"I'm over it", Hart told Strahan about his apology and the controversy.
"If you didn't [hear the apology], I don't know what you're looking for", he continued. I shouldn't have to prove who I am.
Hart's "GMA" interview Wednesday capped off a roller coaster few weeks, which date back to when he was announced as the host for the Oscars on December 4.
Hosting the Oscars was once a great honor for a comedian. "If anybody out there wants to believe that Kevin Hart is that much of a monster that he wouldn't love somebody due to their choice in life, then all power to them".