darling! Patsy and Edina return in 'Absolutely Fabulous'
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[June 30, 2016]
By Saskia O'Donoghue and Marie-Louise Gumuchian
LONDON - Get the champagne out, Patsy and Edina are
back. The champagne-swigging, chain-smoking duo, who
love to shop and of course party, return for more antics
in "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie", a big screen
adaptation of the hit 1990s British television comedy
Stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their roles
as raucous fashion PR agent Edina Monsoon and her best friend,
magazine editor Patsy Stone, alongside other original cast
members and plenty of famous names in the highly-anticipated
film. This time the duo, known for their disastrous shenanigans
and calling everyone "sweetie" and "darling" through it all, see
their glamorous London lives turned upside down after
accidentally pushing model Kate Moss into the River Thames.
Seeking to escape a media frenzy over Moss's presumed death,
they flee to the French Riviera to try to get back into the
glitzy high life.
“What don’t we get up to in the film,” Saunders told Reuters at
the film’s premiere in London on Wednesday. “They do everything
you’d expect them to do and more. They manage to kill a
supermodel, I don’t know how much worse it gets than that.”
"Absolutely Fabulous", which was born from a sketch by Saunders
and her comedy partner Dawn French, originally aired for three
series starting in 1992 before being revived again in 2001. The
movie, has been eagerly awaited by fans, many of whom wore Patsy
and Edina face masks at the premiere.
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"We thought we'd be lucky if we got a second series,” Lumley said.
“The extraordinary thing is knowing that this is going around the
world and the fact that the world seems to know about 'Absolutely
Fabulous' is thrilling." On top of Moss, the movie features dozens
of other famous names -- models, designers as well as various
celebrities – mostly playing themselves. Among those walking the
gold carpet at the premiere were model Jerry Hall and designer
Stella McCartney, as well as pop star Kylie Minogue, who sings the
series' theme tune for the film soundtrack. Asked if there could
potentially be a sequel to the movie, Saunders said: "Well I said
yes just now so we’ll wait and see. I’m never going to say no."
"Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" begins its cinema rollout from
(Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
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