modeling comedy zoolander Two decades old. Generally speaking, an extra 20 years on a professional model doesn’t look good. But somehow, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson’s zoolander Aged beautifully. Plus, we’re still learning new things about the 2001 fashion industry sendup. For example, the producers considered Jake Gyllenhaal for the role of supermodel Hansel.
Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller’s ‘Zoolander’ was initially a flop
zoolander Didn’t do well in the beginning. It was released on 28 September, just weeks after the infamous date of 9/11/2001. As a result, the country was in no mood for folly. in a group phone interview with Sir To celebrate the film’s anniversary, the cast contemplated a release.
“It was such a difficult time with the comedy,” said Christine Taylor, who played journalist Matilda opposite Stiller, Derek Zoolander. “Laughter may be a remedy in the moment, but the truth is people weren’t ready.”
Stiller, Taylor’s real-life husband to the epic of 17 years (they split in 2017), agreed, saying the timing of the release was “weird.” However, the film proved to be appealing in the long run.
Weird still, Owen Wilson has almost lost his iconic role to another lead actor
Stiller revealed that Owen Wilson almost didn’t co-star as Hansel, Zoolander’s impossibly handsome rival.
He told Esquire that although Wilson was always his top choice for Hansel, a scheduling conflict jeopardized that prospect. So he auditioned. Of the options, Stiller admits he remembers only one.
“The only one I clearly remember was a young Jake Gyllenhaal doing this wide-eyed version of Hansel which was really fun,” Stiller said.
The actor/comedian also said that “Andy Dick was supposed to play Mugatu,” the ridiculous, flamboyant designer. He was unavailable at that time due to working on a sitcom. However, still says he can’t imagine it any other way.
“Now it’s impossible for me to take a picture of anyone but Will” [Ferrell] doing,” he said. NS saturday night live The comedian stepped into the role with ease and steadily rose to film fame. He later starred in Elf (2003), old school (2003), and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004). Ferrell also entered more serious territory weirder than you imagined in 2006.
Ben Stiller himself was the writer, director, producer, and title character. He also revealed that he toyed with the idea of playing Balls Model owner Maura Ballstein. Ultimately, the role went to his father, Jerry Stiller.
zoolander Not reviewed well, Jake Gyllenhaal was not found, and Andy lost to Dick. However, everything seems to have worked out. It consistently garnered a cult following. Overall, even 20 years later, it is a highly quotable comedy classic.
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