Ricky Gervais
Actor, "The Office"
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Ricky Gervais on Animal Rights

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The comedian on the cruelty of bullfighting.

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is an English comedian, author, actor, director, producer, screenwriter and former pop musician. He achieved mainstream fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with friend and collaborator, Stephen Merchant. Besides writing and directing the shows, Gervais also played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. Gervais has also appeared in several Hollywood films, including For Your Consideration, Stardust, Night at the Museum and Ghost Town.

Transcript

Question: Are you a radical?

Gervais:    Yeah, yeah.  It’s a tough one.  And, of course, you know, there’s a big difference between saving someone’s life and just getting… getting the right mascara.  Of course, there’s no doubt about that.  There’s a big difference.  But… I mean, it’s more fundamental in that.  There’re still… There’re still blood spots in the world.  Bull fighting… Really?  Really?  You want to see an animal [stab] to death for your pleasure?  You really… You really get off on that, do you?  I cheer when a [terrier dog] gets gored to death.  I love it.  You [should’ve gone] in there, you know.  It’s not a fair fight.  People shooting for pleasure.  There’re people wearing fur of endangered… I don’t know what to do with them.  I don’t know what to fucking do with them.  Just think, why you’re doing it?  Why’d you need that?  Crazy.  It’s just crazy.  I say, I’m going to crack a few heads.  But anyway…


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