Gervais Snubs Bizarre Hollywood Roles
THE OFFICE star RICKY GERVAIS has spurned a succession of big money Hollywood offers, because he is scared of starring in a flop.
The British funnyman, who has won a Golden Globe and numerous BAFTAs for his role in as DAVID BRENT in THE OFFICE, but is concerned that the parts he is being offered will make him a laughing stock - in the wrong way.
He says, "I was offered ridiculous things such as a remake of MAGNUM PI with GEORGE CLOONEY and me as his butler. Here's another with me and WILL SMITH - they wanted me to play his brother. Words fail me."13/07/2005 01:45