Bruno Mars may be receiving rave reviews following his hosting gig last weekend on “Saturday Night Live,” but the singer still isn’t taking himself too seriously.
“Yeah, this is my launching pad,” a somewhat serious Mars said on 95.5 PLJ’s “The Ralphie Show,” before veering off. “I’m out of the music business. Me and Tom Hanks are doing a movie.”
Hanks, who happened to be in New York on a promotional tour of his own, ended up lending a cameo to Mars’ “SNL” episode – to which the “Grenade” singer admitted he was nervous about. All kidding aside, Bruno revealed he would only consider pursuing a film career if it happened organically.
“Music is my thing man,” he said. “I’ll leave the acting to the pros.”
Mars doesn’t know what spurred Lorne Michaels and company to ask him to host the legendary show, but thinks it worked out well. It also serves as a perfect kick off of touring to promote his new album, Unorthodox Jukebox, due out December 11. Now that the album is finished, Mars can concentrate on press for the LP, such as the aforementioned “SNL” gig and his forthcoming performance on the “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.”
“Yeah, we got asked to do that,” Mars said. “That’s gonna be fun!”
When asked if he was looking forward to meeting any of the models, Mars froze, before eventually answering the question in a round-about way.
“I’ve seen the show before and I’m excited for the way they put the show’s together and how good the stage looks; more important than the beautiful women,” Mars said, with a straight face no less.
“I’m lying!” Mars exclaimed only seconds later to a room full of laughter. If there was ever a time Mars was going to get serious, that clearly was not going to be it.