Amy Poehler: 'I don't want to make anyone cry'

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman reveals the sweet reason behind wanting to host Making It.

The Emmy nominated hosts for Making It, the reality competition featuring crafters who vie for the cash prize pool, have spoken about why they wanted to make a show like this. 

When Hollywood Reporter asked the pair how the idea for a craft competition came about, Nick revealed Amy's heartfelt vision. 

"I'm going to defer credit to Amy and her gang of powerful lady producers. They are the brains behind the operation. They came up with the idea, and I think truly it came from Amy, the sensibility of, 'I don't want to make anyone cry', he said. 

Amy added that she doesn't like hosting shows with a lot of tense drama: "I had been asked to host things in the past, but I don't like a lot of tension in my unscripted series. Even stuff where it's like a race for money or are they going to make a million dollars - it's just too stressful for me in these times."

This makes complete sense in terms of Amy refusing to be a judge on the show, too. "I never wanted to be a judge... But we kind of knew that we could goof around, we could be fun and funny," she told Hollywood Reporter. Nick added that the judges provide the expertise, which leaves them able to be the "cheerleaders".

The pair are well-suited to making people laugh and lightening the mood and we can't wait to see more!

Watch Making It on LifeStyle, Fridays at 8.30pm, from Jaunary 3 or On Demand.

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