Ricky Gervais sê hy is oorval met onbeskofte versoeke van After Life-aanhangers

AFTER Life’s third and final season will hit Netflix later this weekand its creator Ricky Gervais has revealed that he’s been inundated with rude requests from fans.

Whether he was playing cringe-worthy boss David Brent in Die kantoor or performing loud-mouthed stand-up comedy, Ricky has long been considered brash and polarising.

Ricky Gervais revealed that he's been inundated with rude requests from After Life fans

Ricky Gervais revealed that he’s been inundated with rude requests from After Life fansKrediet: Netflix
The 60-year-old said that fanatics of the show have asked him to hurl abuse at them

The 60-year-old said that fanatics of the show have asked him to hurl abuse at themKrediet: Netflix

But his must-watch Netflix komedie-drama After Life has exposed his soft side, thanks to his devastatingly beautiful representation of widower Tony Johnson.

As gevolg daarvan, it won him a whole new legion of followersincluding 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 fanssuch 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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“No one’s ever bought a house with a great Rotten Tomatoes score.”

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.

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