In person, Jennifer Saunders, 58, and Joanna Lumley, 70 could not be more different from their outrageous champagne chugging characters Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone.
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WYZA’s editor Kathy Buchanan sat down for a chat at Sydney’s Park Hyatt Hotel this week with the two hilarious British stars to chat about what it is like being women in the film industry, ageing on screen, happiness and the meaning of life.
Recently named one of Rolling Stones 50 Best Duos of All Time, the dynamic pair are back! Photo by David Appleby © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox
The big screen adaptation of the much-loved TV series we have laughed along with for 24 years – including six tv series and a handful of specials – is great fun.
Remember Eddie on the phone with her psychic in the pilot episode Fashion where she said, “If you’re a bloody psychic psychologist, how come I’m always having to phone you?”
What are your favourite moments from watching Absolutely Fabulous? Photo by David Appleby © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox
This time Eddie and Patsy have hit the big screen. With a slew of celebrity cameos in this funny film, including Joan Collins, Lulu, Spice Girl Emma Bunton, Jerry Hall, Kate Moss, Rebel Wilson, Jean Paul Gaultier and Stella McCartney, there is plenty to keep you entertained.
In Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie as Pasty and Eddie go on another fantastic champagne swilling adventure after accidentally pushing supermodel Kate Moss into the River Thames. This time around they are dodging the law, shopping for kaftans and looking for love in the south of France.
Did you know? Patsy’s full name is Eurydice Colette Clytemnestra Dido Bathsheba Rabelais Patricia Cocteau Stone. Photo by David Appleby © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox
At the Sydney movie premiere at the State theatre the two stars shared a few of their favourite Ab Fab moments.
What is your favourite Absolutely Fabulous episode?
Joanna: We like Being Old.
Jennifer: Yes. We get very very old in the series. That’s our favourite moment. It used to take make-up. You can see it doesn’t take so much make-up anymore.
Joanna: Those are our favourite bits. Always.
Do you have a favourite fashion moment?
Jennifer: No because they always hurt me. Edina always wears clothes two sizes too small. She has to wear the latest thing but she’s too fat. She longs for clothes that don’t mark her but it never happens.
Joanna: Patsy is always pretty elegant but she loves stuff like a free Chanel jacket.”
More outrageous than ever, Eddy and Patsy bring back their unadulterated, satirical humour to the big screen. Photo by David Appleby © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox
Will there potentially be an Absolutely Fabulous sequel?
Jennifer: Yes … but she doesn’t have to write it.
Joanna: How hard can it be to just write a movie?
What do you think of Sydney?
Joanna: I’ve never been to Sydney before. It's sensational!
Jennifer: Sydney is Edina and Patsy’s spiritual home. It's a beautiful city full of crazy people.
Joanna: I thought we were quite extreme until we came to Sydney.
What are your favourite moments from watching Absolutely Fabulous? Share your memories below.