Jennifer Saunders confirms Absolutely Fabulous movie! Woohoo!
Whoopee! Comedienne and writer Jennifer Saunders has officially confirmed that she’s in the early stages of creating a script for Absolutely Fabulous The Movie.
Speaking to The Times, Jennifer – who of course plays the role of Eddy Monsoon – said, “I want to write Ab Fab: The Movie. We’d have so much fun, and I’ve thought of a really nice idea.”
Jennifer, who will be back on our screens over Christmas with special episodes of the hit sitcom, added, “We thought it would be hilarious if [Edina and Patsy] went to a party on an oligarch’s yacht, got drunk, fell asleep and woke up in the middle of the ocean.
“Everyone else has left, and the ship has been moved on.”
However, at the moment, Jennifer is busy working on a Spice Girls musical, which is to be entitled, Viva Forever, but it’s such good news that there’s to be an Ab Fab movie!
I literally cannot wait!
But getting back to the forthcoming new episodes at Christmas, we are being treated to three installments in the life of the Ab Fab folk, which were written to celebrate the show’s twentieth anniversary.
We’re promised the return of all our favourite characters, including Saffy, who’s played by Julia Sawalha, Gran, who’s portrayed by June Whitfield, and of course, Bubble, who’s played by Jane Horrocks.
In the specials, we rejoin the characters in the present day, but Eddy’s still into every new fad and fashion there is, and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) is still in theory working for a glossy magazine, though most of her ‘work’ involves lifting a champagne flute.
Bubble is still Eddy’s PA, and is still crap at it, while Saffy is – as ever – far more of an adult than her mother will ever be!
Oh bring it on! But in the meantime, let’s have a look at a few Ab Fab blooper reels!