Back in November 2015, I got a call from the casting director of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie asking if I would be up for a small role, playing myself – as someone who is actively contributing to the fashion industry. Obviously, I dropped everything and cleared my schedule. A week later I was shooting in London with the cast and some friends – oh and Kate Moss.
Filming was pretty under wraps, although I did get to take some photos backstage that weren’t clearly identifiable!
Fast forward four months and I wake up one morning in LA and my phone is going off the hook – I was convinced someone had died, but it turns out the first trailer had arrived and low and behold, my cameo made it into the trailer (see it at 1.02) in the loudest/most audacious sense! Watch below…
It’s pretty dope, I mean, the trailer was everywhere, seen probably 100 million times around the world at some quite iconic moment – the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race etc. – and I have to thank everyone for their kind words and double-taking/hitting me up on social media – because damn it was very very cool and the scream took quite some work and commitment on set in front of 100 people including Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley and Mandy Fletcher who all thanked me for doing it after. I think Jennifer’s words were “you nailed it”.
Last night, finally saw the premiere of the film – and a big thank you to Premier for organising my ticket. I went with my dear dear friend Alexis Knox who is also in the film. Also a massive thank you to Fendi for always supporting me (and to Alex for taking this portrait which I adore).
Anyway enough about me, THE FILM! Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is incredible. For fans, for new comers, the quality of the product – I mean, seeing our favourite characters on screen, shot in such a beautiful way with surround sound – it really really added value. The jokes were top notch, with one liner after one liner, throwback references “you little bitch troll from hell” / “walking down the road”, it’s beautiful, nostalgic, genius – everything you would want it to be. Go see it, 100% – you will NOT be disappointed!