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On tonight's "Piers Morgan Tonight" Ricky Gervais goes into detail about his Golden Globes hosting experience – and the reaction to his controversial jokes.
"It's not my job to worry about what people think of me, that's the job of a politician," he told Piers Morgan during the interview, which took place Wednesday night. "I don't care what people think of me." Update: now with video.
Gervais says he didn't get any negative reaction backstage, and he was not told to either tone down his jokes or taken off for a period of time – all breaks were scheduled.
"They hired me for a job, and if they didn't want me, they shouldn't have hired me," he said.
The full interview, in which Gervais talks religion, his comedy heroes and more, airs tonight at 9pmET/PT on CNN. In the U.K. it airs tomorrow at 2am, Noon and 8pm.