Rickey Gervais Embarrasses Ben Stiller
05.20.09 by BJSprecher
You'd think even a comedian would have the decorum to dress appropriately for a tour of the White House. Not so, in the case of British actor Rickey Gervais (The Office). When filming Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Gervais and the film's star, Ben Stiller, were invited on the tour at the last minute. Apparently, Gervais had already sent his business attire out to be laundered, so he showed up for the historic meeting in his pajamas.
Stiller was not amused. In a recent interview, Stiller said:
They told us to dress business. I wore a suit and tie. And Ricky Gervais, British Ricky Gervais, shows up in a black t-shirt and draw string yoga pants. It's very beyond casual, like ready to meditate or something. And then he's running around like, "Oh, this is where our American president lives! Where's the dog?"
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian also stars Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart, Owen Wilson as Jedediah, Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt, Hank Azaria as Pharaoh Kahmunrah, Christopher Guest as Ivan the Terrible, and Steve Coogan as Octavius, and Dick Van Dyke as Cecil Fredericks.