British actor Ricky Gervais is starting to show doubt in the quality of the
American remake of his acclaimed show The Office, by declaring it has
The original show was well received by audiences and critics alike, and
scooped two Golden Globe Awards earlier this year (JAN04). But a number of fans
have been horrified to learn that a US version of the comedy is currently in
Despite their concerns, Gervais has constantly defended the remake,
assuring it's of good quality, but now his diplomatic exterior appears to be
He tells MAXIM magazine, "I'm not a fan of remakes, and I think there's no
point to them artistically - which is why I'm not involved in the remake (of
The Office) artistically.
"It's like if David Bowie lets someone cover his song, he doesn't show up
at the studio going, 'I wouldn't do it like that, mate.'
"But I think they've done a good job... There's just something... you know
in the movie The Fly when he sends the steak through the machine and it comes
out looking perfect, but they say it tastes synthetic? It's like that. Remakes
the same on your tongue."