Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Will Ab Fab Go Big Screen?
Today, my friend Don Foster sent me the latest news from London's The Express.
"As we're going into winter, a nice little summertime film seems rather attractive," Saunders said, regarding a film treatment of the comedy.
"Mrs Lumley - who plays Patsy Stone in the long-running series - had recently revealed that she would be happy to star in a film adaptation of the show.
"Lumley and Saunders... reprised their roles [as Patsy & Edina] in a number of Ab Fab specials, most recently an olympics-themed episode in 2012."
The BBC today quoted Saunders, when pressed about a movie treatment of Ab Fab, as replying in their "Front Row" interview (with cheek, I must say): "As we're going into winter, a nice little summertime film seems rather attractive."
BBC executive Shane Allen allowed that "the door is always open for more Ab Fab." Oh, hoorah, sweetie-dahlings, hoorah!
Meanwhile, Saunders just published her autobiography, Bonkers: My Life in Laughs, in the UK.