Saturday, March 7, 2009

Extras Is No More Says Ricky Gervais

From Ricky Gervais has said he will never bring back Extras, despite a catalogue of Hollywood stars clambering for roles.

The comic said Sylvester Stallone called his agent offering to be in a third series, and that Drew Barrymore, Susan Sarandon and Laurence Fishburne all approached him at the Golden Globes – but he turned them all down. He told The Sun:
‘The people coming up and asking to be in Extras was just depressing. This will sound like name dropping, but it isn’t. I am a big fan of theirs.

‘It was amazing and I was thinking of storylines for them. It’s crazy the things we could do. But it was never about the A-listers we could get.’
Gervais said too much time had now passed to revive the series, we can only hope for the spin off 'When The Whistle Blows'.

When The Whistle Blows

Patrick Stewart on Extras