From A-list to extra
From Robert De Niro to David Bowie, A-list stars double-queued to mock themselves on season 2 of Ricky Gervais’ showbiz-themed Britcom ‘Extras’ (Unrated, 180 mins., 2006). Below, the best celeb performances.
Sitcom star Andy (Gervais) lands the lead in a coming-out play directed by Sir Ian.
When Andy fakes a sore lip to avoid smooching a male costar, a guileless McKellen grabs his hand, assures him ”we’ll soon sort that out with an old theater trick,” and bellows to his assistant: ”George, can you get us some Vaseline?”
On the set of a Bloom film, naive extra Maggie (Ashley Jensen) says she doesn’t find him dreamy.
Insisting ”obviously I’m objectively very good-looking,” the Pirates of the Caribbean swashbuckler not-so-smooth-talks her into a lip lock. ”Kiss me!” he begs. ”Just let me show you how I do it. No tongues if you don’t want.”
Andy scores a featured role in a big-budget epic starring the erstwhile Harry Potter.
After boasting that he’s ”done it with a girl, intercourse-wise,” Radcliffe accidentally flings an unraveled condom onto costar Diana Rigg’s forehead. ”May I have my prophylactic back?” Radcliffe asks. ”Thank you, Dame Diana.”