Ricky Gervais ignores critics
Ricky Gervais ignores bad reviews.
The 'David Brent: Life On The Road' star chooses to disregard his critics' opinions on him as he isn't worried what a "teenager living in his parents' basement" has to say.
He told the Daily Mail newspaper: "I used to think a bad review meant there would be everyone agreeing with it with burning pitchforks. Now it doesn't hurt me. I've gone through it and come out the other end thinking, who cares? I don't care now whether people like my face, or my films, or my laugh. I used to worry about a bad paparazzi photo. Now I take pictures in the bath looking as ugly as I can!
"No teenager living in his parents' basement can affect the life of a person floating on a lilo in his own pool. If someone way back had said to me, 'OK, Ricky, you're nearly 40. You have an average job. Soon you're going to be incredibly famous and have money beyond what you could ever imagine, and be friends with David Bowie, but every so often some blogger is going to say something mean about you. Do you want it or not?' ... Yes!"
Meanwhile, the 55-year-old star previously revealed he thinks people will do "anything" to be famous.
He said: "We've got these ruthless people who will do anything to be famous. They live their life like an open wound. They show you breakdowns because they know that sells. They'll do anything to be on telly, and Brent can't compete with that.' We're soon going to have 'Celebrity Enema'. It's going to happen.
"There's no difference now between fame and infamy. People are willing to be hated because it gets them their own column or in as a guest on 'This Morning'. They're willing to say horrendous things, terrible things, to make people angry, because that creates [internet] traffic. When did that happen? When did people decide they would rather be hated than not known?'
"We've got people who know they will get on 'The Apprentice' by going, 'I will destroy anyone who stands in my way.' One of them is running for President of America. Alpha males are back with a vengeance."