AFTER Life’s third and final season will hit Netflix later this week – and its creator Ricky Gervais has revealed that he’s been inundated with rude requests from fans.
As gevolg daarvan, it won him a whole new legion of followers – including a surprising amount of children and older adults.
Interessant genoeg, Gervais said that his portrayal as the straight-talking Tony has led to some rather unusual requests from fans – such as hurling abuse at them.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun’s TV Mag, the 60-year-old quipped: “Not in real life, but they do ask that in fan mail.
“The most frequent request is ‘Can you call me a tubby ginger c***?’ That’s the most popular line from the show.”
Since launching on Netflix in 2019, After Life has become one of the most-watched series in its history, with over a 100million views worldwide.
But Ricky insists that’s not what motivates him.
“I do this as a job. I love it, but I do it as a job and I do it to get paid," hy het bygevoeg.
“I’ve never done it for the awards, or acclaim, or ratings or whatever. I do it because I love doing it and someone pays me to do it.
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Read the full interview in TV Mag, available exclusively with The Sun every Saturday.
The third season of After Life will be available to stream on Netflix this Friday.