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Ricky Gervais premiered his latest film, The Invention of Lying at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles last night. In attendance were his co-stars Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, John Hodgman and Jonah Hill.
Matthew Robinson who co-directed this film, recently shared a story about Gervais (who co-wrote and co-directed) and the “on-set rules” he has for all those working with him!
“Ricky had a few specific rules on-set,” Robinson revealed. Among his quirky (okay, complete pain-in-the-butt) tics: no gum-chewing, no cell-phone talking, no snorting and no standing in his line of vision while shooting. (We’re hoping Robinson counts himself lucky for having just one star with an ego.)
What a diva!
Co-star Jennifer Garner complied with his rules except for the last day of filming when she decided to play the ultimate prank on Gervais. She broke all of his rule!
Said Robinson: “In the middle of taping, Jen’s cell phone went off, and she pretended it had happened accidentally. Ricky got really annoyed.”
But Ben Affleck’s other half didn’t stop there. Laughed Robinson, “All of a sudden, Jen started chewing gum and Ricky’s going, ‘What are you doing?’ And then she snorted. He didn’t catch on until the entire crew started laughing.”
He also promises we will be able to find all this and more in the extra’s of the upcoming DVD release.
In the gallery there are also some great shots Matthew Perry, Jay Manuel and an extremely pregnant Asley Jensen. The Invention of Lying hits theaters October 2nd.