Ricky Gervais has had a busy week. After drawing sharp criticism for his Golden Globes performance Sunday, he remained in the spotlight while news broke that he will make a visit to the NBC version of his former U.K. show “The Office.”
Now he’s apparently ready to talk about it all during a one-on-one interview on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, on CNN’s suddenly hot new talk show “Piers Morgan Tonight, CNN reported on its Web site.
Given the timing, Gervais has to be considered another big “get” for Morgan, who has already had Oprah Winfrey and Howard Stern on the show during its star-studded premiere week.
Gervais will be giving his first television interview since his notorious hosting stint on the Golden Globes. Will they talk about the Globes incident? Absolutely, says CNN. Gervais will tell Morgan what was planned and what happened backstage during the awards broadcast.
"Piers Morgan Tonight" airs on CNN at 9 p.m. ET.
In a preview published on CNN.com, Gervais tells Morgan: "It’s not my job to worry about what people think of me, that’s the job of a politician. I don’t care what people think of me."