Friday 22 September 2017

O'Dowd gives Blunt the giggles

Emily Blunt says Chris O'Dowd kept making her laugh on the Gulliver's Travels set
Emily Blunt says Chris O'Dowd kept making her laugh on the Gulliver's Travels set

Chris O'Dowd and James Corden caused mayhem on the set of Gulliver's Travels by giving everyone else the giggles.

The IT Crowd comedian and the Gavin And Stacey star appear alongside Jack Black, Emily Blunt and Billy Connolly in the new film adaptation of Jonathan Swift's classic novel and had everyone in stitches, especially Chris as the movie's villain, evil General Edward.

Emily said: "That guy's a genius. He's so funny, I found it impossible to get through a scene with him.

"It's sort of like a game for him to see if he can make you laugh. And I was really easy prey."

Jack agreed: "He's going to get an Oscar some day and he better give me a shout out because I feel that I was there, for the discovery of the man! He's such a tremendous actor."

James plays Jinks the court jester, and while he was excited to work with his hero Billy, he just made Billy excited.

Billy explained: "Every time he leaves [a scene], he touches you somewhere that he didn't touch you the last time. It was a joy for me. I was in hysterics laughing. I just wondered where I was going to be stroked."

:: Gulliver's Travels is in cinemas now

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