Metro spoke with E! hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic about the red carpet experience on Hollywood's biggest night.
Do you actually watch all the nominated movies and shows? Where do you find the time?
It is simply impossible to watch everything, so I really try to focus on the major categories and the “star vehicles,” since I know I will likely be talking with those stars on the carpet. Luckily, by the time Oscars gets here, I’ve had more time to fill in some of the gaps after Golden Globes.
What is the weirdest thing you have seen on the red carpet?
One of the strangest things I’ve witnessed on the red carpet was when the gorgeous young actress Megan Fox said that she thought she looked like a transvestite when she looked in the mirror. She was dead serious when she said that in the interview, and it shocked everyone because she is so stunning.
Who was the last celebrity who made you feel starstruck, and why?
The last celebrity who made me feel star struck was Al Pacino. At the last Emmy Awards, he arrived late and wasn’t going to do any press, but I ran down to the carpet and brought him back up to the E! platform for an interview that ended up being great.
Do you do any special preparation regarding fashion for the red carpet? Do you read up on designers, or do you have people working for you who try to find out who will be wearing what so that you are prepared?
Yes, we have a fashion squad that is devoted to learning who will be wearing what leading up to the big day.
I like to know the designers, trends, colours and silhouettes that are going to be the most prominent on the carpet beforehand so I can let the audience know what to expect.
How much of what you ask the stars on the red carpet is your personal choice and how much is from your team telling you what to ask?
Oh, it is a healthy combination of both. Since I research, write and report entertainment news every day, I already know a lot of what is topical and on viewers’ minds. Luckily, I have great producers who will also tell me important bits of information beforehand in our pre-meetings as we prepare for the big day so that I don’t forget to ask something big.
Since you are on the red carpet and doing Fashion Police the next day, aren’t you a little worried about what Joan Rivers might have to say about your red carpet appearance?
Joan has one of the keenest eyes for fashion in the world. I would gladly accept any constructive criticism she would have.