Ricky Gervais' ugly admission
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 October 2008
British comic star Ricky Gervais, who appears in new movie 'Ghost Town', says he doesn't see himself as "sexy"
Ricky Gervais doesn't see himself as "sexy".
The British comic star - who is in a long-term relationship with author Jane Fallon - has never thought of himself as an attractive man.
He said: "Looks are still the most important thing for women when it comes to meeting a partner. And that's fair enough, but a sense of humour is really important too. For starters, it's a great indicator of whether you are going to get on. If the first time you go on a date you don't find each other funny, there's a fundamental problem. Laughing at each other's jokes is one of the keys to a good relationship.
"I don't see myself as sexy but I am happy with that. I don't think a comedian should even be concerned with being cool or sexy - as soon as you do, you aren't a comedian any more."
Ricky also revealed he would hate to be single because he would have no idea how to approach a woman he liked.
He added to Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine: "Women certainly don't throw themselves at me because I'm funny - they know I'm in a relationship anyway. I've been with my girlfriend Jane for so long now, I wouldn't know where to start!
"I can't even remember chatting anyone up!"