The little fat man who sold his dream, Ricky Gervais, was at the Monday night Cinema Society screening of his latest film, Ghost Town, and it seems the hilarious British-born star is still pining for past-due Office respect. In particular, he’s ready for that damn American-version cameo already: “I think it would be perfect if Steve Carrel and the cast were watching an episode of Extras and he points at my character and says, ‘This guy is overacting. I could totally do a better remake of this show.’” Which of course Carrel can’t and hasn’t. So many layers!
Also on hand were co-stars Kristen Wiig and Greg Kinnear, the latter of whom was quick to undercut rumors that he can sometimes act a bit queer: “I follow Ricky’s philosophy on ghosts; I don’t believe in them. I also don’t believe in fairies or gnomes. Although, I do think the tooth fairy is real. I’m sure somewhere there’s a man who puts money under small children’s pillows for their teeth.” Which is just weird to say, Greg, even if it is true.