Potato pride

Vegas happy with 'worst film ever'

Johnny Vegas says he's pleased with his role in the film Sex Lives Of The Potato Men ­ because he takes a perverse pride in being in the 'worst comedy ever',

But he admits he'd die of embarrassment if his parents ever saw the smut-filled movie.

Vegas told The Times: "To be in the one that's called 'the worst comedy ever!' I'm sorry, I shouldn't, but I take a certain amount of pride in that."

He says the critical savaging the lottery-funded film receive didn't dent his confidence in his comic ability ­ although he was worried it might affect his career.

He said: "There may be that little bit inside that's going, 'God, will this have a knock-on effect on other work? Will I be seen to be blamed for it?'"

"I don't think I am shite. But I've never said I thought I was great either. No. I'm sorry, I'm sure I'm meant to be really embarrassed about this film. And I'm not."

"But I'd die if [my parents] watched Potato Men."

For the full interview

Published: 16 Mar 2004

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