-- Actress Jennifer Saunders apparently wrote an entire script killing off supermodel Katie Moss in the long-awaited film “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” without even discussing it with her.
“I forgot to ask her. I’d written the whole thing, sold the movie and had actually sort of forgotten to ask her,” Saunders, 58, said on ABC News' “Good Morning America” today of the close call. “I just thought she would do it. And friends said, ‘Oh, she’ll be fine,’ and luckily, she was OK.”
As far as the plot, “Edina manages to kill her,” Saunders explained of her character killing the iconic model. “That’s all I’m going to say.”
Saunders plays one half of the famous duo Patsy and Edina in the international hit show, “Absolutely Fabulous,” and now she’s taking on the big screen in the film version of the same name. However, the script almost didn’t get written.
“I had a bet with my friend Dawn French, because I’m so bad at writing on time, and doing anything on deadline,” Saunders said. “And she said, ‘What are you doing next year?’ And I said, ‘I’m writing up a ‘Fab’ movie,’ and she says, ‘I bet you £100 000 you don’t.’ So I wrote it.”
The biggest difference between the television show and the movie is that “a TV show is like a sketch, and a film’s got to have a big plot, so we needed a plot,” said Saunders, thus scripting the plot to kill off Moss.
"Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" opens nationwide this Friday, July 22.