Thursday 8 December 2016

Ben Stiller leads host of stars at premiere of Zoolander 2

Published 04/02/2016 | 22:25

Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Penelope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Justin Theroux attending the Zoolander 2 UK premiere, held at the Empire, Leicester Square, London.
Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Penelope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Justin Theroux attending the Zoolander 2 UK premiere, held at the Empire, Leicester Square, London.
Justin Theroux attending the Zoolander 2 UK premiere, held at the Empire, Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 4, 2016.
The cast of 'Britain's Next Top Model' 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Christine Taylor 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Millie Mackintosh 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Lara Stone 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Millie Mackintosh 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Valentino 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Myleene Klass 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Ben Stiller and Valentino 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Paul Sculfor 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Natalie Dormer 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Porsche Freeman 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Penelope Cruz and Owen Wilson 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Christine Taylor 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: Ian West/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: Ian West/PA Wire
Kristen Wiig 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Marissa Hermer 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Caroline Winberg 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: Ian West/PA Wire
AJ Odudu 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Neelam Gill 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: Ian West/PA Wire
Matilda Lowther 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: Ian West/PA Wire

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 said: "He was a huge influence on so many people, I think on our culture, in the last 40, 50 years - when you go back and look at how long he was making music and how ahead of the curve he always was and always taking chances.

"So I think I'm like everyone else - influenced by him in that way.

"And it would have been great to have him in the second one.

"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.

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