Fussy viewer Martin Freeman
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 May 2010
'The Office' star Martin Freeman has revealed he doesn't like other actors and only watches shows and films he has starred in
Martin Freeman doesn't like other actors.
The British star - who is best known for his portrayal of Tim Canterbury in 'The Office' - has revealed he won't watch a movie unless it is one he has starred in because he is unimpressed by his peers' acting styles and abilities.
He said: "I only really watch my own films, I don't watch any other films and I don't particularly like any other actors... so I've got a very small DVD collection cause it is only me in it, and when I watch I do fast forward everyone else."
Although the 38-year-old actor is not a fan of other TV and movie stars, Martin was impressed by 'The Office' star creator and star Ricky Gervais.
He explained: "When I first read the script of 'The Office' I thought, 'This is good'. I'd met Ricky Gervais before as an actor. I see it as spinal tap.
"I don't think I'd ever laughed that much in a work context before and maybe not since. It was genuinely, genuinely funny."
Martin has given the interview to launch the new range of Sony BRAVIA High Definition Televisions with in-built Freeview HD. For more information, visit www.sony.co.uk/monolithic.