Warwick Davis praises Ricky's kick

'Life's Too Short' actor Warwick Davis thinks being kneed in the face by Ricky Gervais was a ''great career move'', as the pair have worked alongside each other ever since the incident

Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis thinks being kneed in the face by Ricky Gervais was a "great career move".

The diminutive actor - who appears in the 'Office' creator's new BBC Two comedy 'Life's Too Short' - admitted performing the stunt was an "honour" as he and Ricky have been working alongside each other ever since.

He said: "It turned out to be a great career move so I don't hold grudges. One day, Ricky phoned me out of the blue, and when he introduced himself I went, 'Oh yeah!' I thought it was a mate winding me up. That made Ricky laugh, and he has such a distinctive laugh that I realised it was him.

"He asked if I'd be up for an episode of 'Extras' which would culminate in him accidentally kneeing me in the face. I said, 'It would be an honour'. I'm a big fan of his and we've been working together ever since."

Warwick also revealed Ricky takes a "delight" in seeing him in fancy dress, and even made him dress up in a Kermit the Frog outfit during the making of 'Life's Too Short'.

He added in an interview with Reveal magazine: "Saying no to Ricky is like saying no to a small child. If you look dubious, he'll go, 'Oh please!' He takes such a delight in seeing me dress up, I'd feel mean.

"We had a lot of fun filming 'Life's Too Short' and one day we chatted about how much we like 'The Muppets'. I saw a glint in Ricky's eye and the next thing I knew, he'd had a frog outfit made for me."


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