The Oscars drama keeps coming, as actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has claimed that he was their first choice.
A St. Louis columnist tweeted that they should tap Johnson to host, he then revealed that they did originally choose, him but he had to turn it down because he was filming a movie.
"Ah mahalo dude, I was their first choice to host this year, and my goal was to make it the most fun and entertaining Oscars ever," he tweeted in response.
He then explained, " We all tried hard, but couldn’t make it work since I’m shooting Jumanji. Academy and I were super bummed but maybe one day down the road 🥃"
His 'Jumanji' co-star Kevin Hart was also asked to present the Oscars and accepted before being forced to step down after old homophobic tweets resurfaced.
It was also reported that they approached Eddie Murphy but he turned them down flat.