What a Muppet: First look at Ricky Gervais as he joins Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the famous puppets for their latest filmIn recent years he’s been seen acting alongside some of Hollywood’s finest stars.And now Ricky Gervais has some more A-list names to add his impressive roster of co-stars – the Muppets.In a first glimpse from the film, the British comedian is seen posing alongside Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy as they film The Muppets…Again.
The Office star began filming the crime caper in London earlier this month, alongside the famous characters.The controversial funnyman has revealed that he is both excited and nervous to be taking part in the film.He said: ‘Luckily I can sing, I'm not bad actually, I'm a failed pop star so I can sing.‘But dancing, it fills me with dread and I have to sing and dance in this, I mean do some proper Hollywood numbers.’
Mind the gap: First look at Ricky Gervais in his role The Muppets... Again
The comedian is hoping that Kermit will be able to take some of the pressure off him, adding: ‘I'm pretty sure people are going to be watching [Kermit] the frog.‘I think he's going to draw the attention away from me because he's got some crucial moves.‘I have the biggest trailer but Kermit will spend some time in my sink.’Clearly delighted with his trailer on the film, the actor tweeted on Wednesday: ‘On location today with The Muppets. I'd like to complain that my trailer is only twice as big as my first London flat.’He added: ‘Just told Karl about my ginormous trailer on The Muppet Movie & he said "Well at least no one else needs one surely..just stick 'em in a box”’
They are back: The famous puppets are back after the success of their first film starring Jason Segel
This will be Ricky’s first leading role since The Invention Of Lying in 2009 and his co-star from that film 30 Rock’s Tina Fey will also be starring in the Muppets film alongside him.The film has a lot of live up to as the previous Muppets film, which stared Jason Segel, took more that £92.8million worldwide and won the Oscar for best song at the 2012 ceremony. Meanwhile Ricky has been forced to defend his latest TV show - Derek - after it was suggested he was mocking people with learning difficulties.Speaking about the TV show, which is about life in a care home and airs on Wednesday evening, he said: ‘He's different. But then so are a lot of people. He's not the smartest tool in the box but he's cleverer than Father Dougal [from cult TV series Father Ted], and not as different as Mr Bean.‘He's based on those people you meet who are on the margins of society. Nerds, loners, under-achievers.’
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