"Zoolander 2" sees the rivals turned friends -- played by Ben
Stiller and Owen Wilson -- embark on a new mission as mysterious
assassins target the celebrities.
The original movie, released in 2001, was not an immediate box
office hit but has gathered a steady following over the years.
"We didn't feel the pressure to be as good or as funny as the
first one," Justin Theroux, one of the movie's writers, told
Reuters in an interview. "We were just kind of like let's just
make it bigger, as funny and not sort of hammer the same beats."
Comedian Will Ferrell reprises the role of villainous fashion
designer Mugatu in the sequel, which also stars Penelope Cruz,
Kristen Wiig and has cameos from many famous faces.
"I think fans will be very excited and happy with the way the
film delivers not only for the fans of the original one but new
fans who maybe ... didn't see the first one will be able to come
along for the ride as well," he said.
"It's just bigger scope and brand new fun characters, shot in
Ferrell and Wiig also had advice for anyone attempting Derek
Zoolander's famous 'Blue Steel' pose, saying it must be done
"Girls can usually tell when you're making a face," Wiig said.
"Plus 'Blue Steel' it's not a look to take lightly. There's a
lot of power," Ferrell added.
"And if you don't know how to harness that energy, it'll work in
reverse. You'll hurt people."
"Zoolander 2" is released in cinemas from this week.
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