Ôeveryone Wanted To Be In The Film’
We haven’t seen them for a few years, but Eddie and Patsy are back to ‘see off’ Kate Moss, rule the fashion scene again and of course, have a few drinks while doing it…
hen it comes to BFFS, there’s one eternal truth: one of you is Patsy and one of you is Eddie. So we sat down with the eternally chic Ab Fab ladies Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley to find out who battled it out for a cameo in the new film and what it really took to get Kate Moss dunked in the Thames. Pass the Bolly (hic)!
Anyone who’s worked in the media industry would say some of the storylines are rather close to the bone. Were you inspired by real-life events?
[Laughs] I don’t know. I invented it all – pure invention! It wasn’t based on real life at all, actually – it was just all what I imagine happens and it turns out it does happen. We’ve been to enough parties! The film’s packed with famous faces, but did anyone turn you down?
We actually had to beat them off with a stick.
We just said we needed people to turn up to a party… and people turned up to go to a party. Was there anyone begging for a cameo?
No, I think there was this idea that Kim Kardashian was [going to be in it] which she never was. Harry Styles wasn’t [either]. So I think people sort of invented who they thought should be in it. Who was the best cameo for you?
Oh gosh. We choose a different person every time
We do, because that’s polite. I mean, I have to say cameo is a great word because how can Jon Hamm be a cameo? It’s not too bad to have to rough him up a bit [laughs]. It was pretty nice. Jennifer just thought: ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to have Jon Hamm?’ He’s a giant. But funnily enough, the giants are the first to say yeah. How did you convince Kate Moss to get in the Thames? Because she’s a model. Models have to do tough stuff. They endure heat and cold.
She was treated a lot better – as she said – walking in the Thames on a film shoot than she would have been if it was