Tuesday 27 September 2016

I would have loved to have Bowie in new Zoolander film, says Ben Stiller

Eleanor Bley Griffiths

Published 05/02/2016 | 07:41

Ben Stiller attending the Zoolander 2 UK premiere, held at the Empire, Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 4, 2016. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Ben Stiller attending the Zoolander 2 UK premiere, held at the Empire, Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 4, 2016. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses as she arrives to attend a screening of the film Zoolander 2 in London on February 4, 2016.
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Ben Stiller attempts a world record for longest selfie stick with guests whilst attending the Zoolander 2 UK premiere, held at the Empire, Leicester Square, London
Kristen Wiig attending the Zoolander 2 UK premiere

Ben Stiller says he would have loved David Bowie to appear in Zoolander No 2.

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Bowie had a cameo role in 2001's Zoolander as the judge of a fashion "walk off" between male models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson).

Speaking at the screening of the sequel in London's Leicester Square, Stiller paid tribute to the musician, who passed away in January.

"He was a huge influence on so many people... on our culture.

"It would have been great to have him in the second movie. But having him in the first was a very special thing, and I will always cherish that."

In the 2001 movie, Bowie lays out the rules of the competition and adjudicates, choosing Hansel as the winner when he manages to remove his underwear without taking his trousers off.

Zoolander No 2 features cameos from stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Justin Bieber, Sting, Olivia Munn and Ariana Grande.

Stiller had some fun at the premiere, attempting a world record for longest selfie stick shot with cast, crew and guests.

They were joined by an adjudicator from Guinness World Records who presented him with an official certificate following the shot taken with an eight-and-a-half metre long device.

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