The Inbetweeners: Movie 'sweeter' than TV series
James Buckley, who plays Jay, says the new Inbetweeners movie shows some 'depth to the characters' as they seek sex in Crete.
James Buckley, who plays Jay, said he believes the new Inbetweeners film is "sweeter" than the television series.
The E4 comedy, which is a crude and earthy account of four suburban sex-obsessed teenage boys, had its red carpet premiere at the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square last night.
Buckley said: "I've only seen it recently and I was quite surprised there was a bit of depth to the characters and it was a lot sweeter than I thought it was going to turn out."
Blake Harrison, who plays Neil, added: "It's probably the biggest day of our lives. I know it's the biggest day of our careers so far. It's nerve-wracking but it's going to be exciting.'
The film shows Jay, Neil, Simon (played by Joe Thomas) and Will (played by Simon Bird) on a first lads' holiday in Crete.
Lydia Rose Bewley, Laura Haddock, Tamla Kari and Jessica Knappett star as the new love interests in the film, which was filmed on location in Malia
The Inbetweeners had previously been a massive three-series hit for E4. It was sold to 20 international territories and has been nominated for 'Best Situation Comedy' at BAFTA twice, in 2009 and 2010. At the British Academy Television Awards 2010, it won the Audience Award, the only award voted for by viewers and in 2011 the show won the Best Sitcom award at the British Comedy Awards.
The quartet said they were surprised by the sheer numbers of the crowds at the premiere, which included celebrity fans Jesse Metcalfe, Jimmy Carr and Gethin Jones.
"It feels surreal. We didn't expect anyone to be here," said Bird.
The Inbetweeners has alreadt been picked up by BBC America and plans are under way for a U.S. television remake.
Critical reception of the film is already mixed. While the Sun gives it four stars, Empire online's curt verdict is one stars with the comment: "Avoid like exams."