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,[…]
The comedian says he knows less about politics than anything else.
Question: Are you into politics?
Gervais: I think… I know less about politics than any other subjects in the world. I got caught up in the… the US election more than anything else. I don’t know why. I do know why. It was because of Obama. He was so charismatic, so accessible, and he captured the imagination of… Which is a dangerous thing as well, you know. Charisma is dangerous in politics. We don’t know if he’s going to be any good. I think he will be. But… And all the celebrities are getting on the bandwagon doesn’t help, ever. That always scares me. I always feel sorry for, you know, the President… If I was to say, just stay off my side, really. You know… You know, Lindsay Lohan, I like the black one. Well, if Lindsay… Yeah. What Britney? What do you like? You like the black one too, do you? Okay, that’s it. I mean, really, please… really. Yeah. That’s going to help.