Ricky Gervais discusses After Life 3 with Magic Radio Breakfast

Ahead of the release of the third season of After Life on Netflix, Ricky Gervais joined the Magic Radio Breakfast team to chat about what viewers can expect from the new series, how he relates to his character Tony in the show and all things Golden Globes.

With the Golden Globe Awards happening last weekend the comedian who was chatting to Magic Radio Breakfast presenter Harriet Scott, discussed his time presenting the awards and how he felt the public’s opinion on ‘celebrities’ has changed over that time.

“Over a ten-year period, I did five, and it was great, and I enjoyed them more and more each time. In fact, the first time I did it people were like ‘why is he being nasty to all these lovely important people’, but by the fifth time they were like ‘go on then give it to them’. People are just sick of celebrities’ virtue signalling and telling them what to do. It’s so funny over the last few years I’ve seen it, I’ve seen the change, where you know ordinary people are getting sick of multi-millionaires telling them to recycle when everyone knew they were flying around in private jets and limos. I think that was the peak of it you know.”

He also went on to admit that he did get a little nervous when presenting them. “I never get nervous when I am doing my own stuff because you work it out and you do warmups, and you know it is good and they have come to see you. The Golden Globes are probably different. I probably do get a bit nervous as you only get one shot at it. I have never done those jokes before … There are 200 million people watching around the world and you can’t take it back. It is live so that is a bit nerve-wracking, but I only care about doing a good job. I don’t care if people love it or hate it, if they’re disgusted or outraged, I don’t care as long as I tell the joke well. So that’s all that matters to me.”

Whilst chatting about the new series of After Life, which he writes, directs and stars in Ricky revealed that the biggest perk of the job was choosing the songs for each episode and that he felt season three was the best score he has done yet. “I’ve always started each season with a really happy song for After Life, … this one starts with 10cc The Things We Do For Love so it always starts with an uplifting song and then it gets a little bit darker.” he said.

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