Ricky Gervais: 'There will be no limits at the Golden Globes'
The comic returns to host the 2012 Golden Globes this month after a controversial performance last year, where he lampooned Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr's drug history.
Gervais defended his brand of humour during an interview with Today Show presenter Matt Lauer on Friday (January 6).
"I don't know what I did wrong, really. What did I say that was untrue?" he asked Lauer.
The star continued: "I made a joke suggesting that Charlie Sheen might like a night out. I said that Robert Downey Jr spent some time in clinics. And he did. I'm not judging him by that; it's a joke."
Gervais went on to promise that he will tackle Hollywood's "taboos" when he once again takes to the Golden Globes stage.
"I've never really succumbed to peer pressure. And this feeds into my humour. I deal in taboo subjects for that reason... Not only am I fascinated with them, but I like to take the audience to places that it hasn't been before," the star explained.
Gervais also commented: "You eventually come to the conclusion that your reputation is what strangers think of you, but your character is who you really are… and, again, it just makes you bulletproof. You know?
"What do I care if someone likes what I do or not? I just don't anymore. If you get your own way, if you get final edit and you enjoy what you're doing and things turn out exactly as you wanted 'em - what else is there?"
Gervais previously revealed that his third Golden Globes hosting stint will definitely be his last.
The 2012 Golden Globes airs live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on January 15.
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