Taking a short break from winning awards and writing a fantastic book series, Storr sat down for a chat with comedian (and style icon to no one) Ricky Gervais (p82).
WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING RICKY GERVAIS SAID TO YOU?
“I’ll be right back” – he was on his way to the gents.
AND ANY STRANGE TRAITS YOU NOTICED?
Yes, during the interview his body would face me when he was feeling comfortable and away when he wasn’t.
HOW MANY TIMES DID HE MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD?
At least seven.
GERVAIS IS WEARING A LEOPARD-PRINT SHIRT AND WHITE TRILBY IN OUR SHOOT. WAS HE AS STYLE SAVVY IN PERSON?
No, he was very much in his black T-shirt and dad jeans combo.
IN TERMS OF SCARY MOMENTS AS A JOURNALIST, WHERE WOULD BEING LOCKED IN A ROOM WITH DAVID BRENT AND A GUITAR RATE?
That wouldn’t be scary; it would be gold.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE INTERVIEW QUESTION TO ASK?
Not really – I tend to think things are going wrong when you’re thinking like that.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A FREELANCE WRITER?
Not having to go into an office means there’s a lot less ironing in my life (and two more dogs).