If it feels like Gervais' routine at the Golden Globes was a lifetime ago, it's because it sort of was, but that doesn't make this clip from the comedian/actor's new show any less funny.
Gervais recruited Johnny Depp to play the disgruntled Hollywood star still ticked that Gervais had the nerve to "trash" him "in front of, like, 200 million people at the Golden Globes," as "The Rum Diary" actor says in the clip for the sitcom "Life's Too Short."
Upon being introduced to Gervais, Depp falls into character: "I actually remember him from the Golden Globes," he says. "I'm fine. Just doing another film that's probably going to make loads of money. Probably a lot more money than any film you've ever made."
When Depp reveals why he's being so antagonistic towards Gervais, he tells the Brit funnyman, "I want you to know this, and I want you to carry this with you for the rest of your days. No one makes fun of Tim Allen on my watch, and gets away with it." Burn!
In perhaps the biggest compliment to the talents of the two stars, Gervais had to tweet an explanation that this dust-up was just for laughs on "Life's Too Short."
"This is why mankind is finished. Loads of people think the Johnny Depp clip is real," he wrote Thursday. "I kid you not. It is 100% scripted! Unbelievable."
The series, also starring Warwick Davis and Stephen Merchant, is debuting overseas in November and will head to HBO in 2012, according to the Washington Post.
RG is hillarious and Depp is a genius, all the people that were up in arms after RG's hosting had probably never seen any of his comedy before that
This is hilarious! You can't take yourself and life so seriously. Anyone who does not know this is scripted (and what a genuine guy Johnny Depp is), has their head too far in the sand.
Although his last movie (Pirates 4) had a dull story , he and the cast were definitely BRILLIANT!!! Keep it coming Johnny. Cant wait to see The Rum Diary.
@Tracie, lol.. are you okay there?
THAT was FUNNY! Love them both! Johnny since 21 Jumpstreet and Ricky since "Night at the Museum"...They're both so unique! (Now, if Gervais could do something about that mean streak...and has he been working out?...hmmm, interesting.)
So..Tracie, I saw a similarly gross and inane comment like the one you have posted today, just yesterday on an article about Tom Cruise...so do you just sit like a bit fat turd typing and croaking out that sort of disgusting commentary in an effort, a sad effort by the way, to get attention?
I am a Johnny Depp fan, he is one of the best actors, loves his family........peace out.
If people had seen An idiot abroad, they would've known it. If people were smarter, they would've known it.
But people who beilieved it are used to reality shows. "If it's from a reality show, it's gotta be real!"
This is priceless. You got to love all actors/actresses who do not take themselves so seriously.
Lol, that was funny. Yeah I like it when they don't take themselves too seriously.
I've always loved Johnny Depp. His performances are so lifelike, so real, it's easy to understand why people honestly thought THIS was real. lol This piece is brilliant – and his comment on Tim Allen: priceless.
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