Evening Standard Interview
31st August 2011
Evening all! According to the London Evening Standard I'll soon be hitting the 'BIG' time.
Here's a quick snippet from the article.
Life's Too Short is the third in the Gervais/Stephen Merchant trilogy of TV sitcoms (after The Office and Extras). Gervais calls the comedy "a cross between Extras and Curb Your Enthusiasm and One Foot in the Grave, but with a dwarf". Davis plays an egotistical version of himself (or as Gervais says, "a conniving, back-biting little Napoleon") who runs a small persons' talent agency, as he does in real life. Gervais and his writing partner Merchant appear as themselves, along with a glittery salvo of A-list names from Gervais's Hollywood contacts book: Johnny Depp, Sting, Steve Carell and Cat Deeley.
With Merchant gushing that Davis is a "real comic star-in-waiting", it's no wonder the actor feels slightly daunted. "The pressure gets worse every time they [Gervais/Merchant] say something like that," chuckles the 41-year-old. "But they're such clever writers - Stephen's very good at getting himself into a little person's headspace, which is difficult for him, being so tall."
To read all about it click here.