Regardless of ripping into the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Disney and extra, Gervais not too long ago advised The Hollywood Reporter that he solely regrets one in every of his notorious jokes.
“The first [presenter] is an actor, producer, writer and director whose movies have grossed over $3.5 billion at the box office,” said Gervais in 2011. “The other is Tim Allen.”
Gervais advised THR that the joke wasn’t directed at Allen particularly, however would have been made about anybody.
“I didn’t want Tim Allen to think, ‘Oh, that was written for me,’ ” mentioned Gervais. “ ‘Why me?’ Well, because you were standing next to Tom Hanks.”
Allen, nevertheless, did not appear to thoughts.
The “Residence Enchancment” star, 66, advised Page Six that whereas he wasn’t precisely offended by the joke, it did go away him a bit confused.
“Perhaps I didn’t get it… I wasn’t the only one,” said Allen. “Tom [Hanks] and I even said [at the time]: ‘I didn’t really get it. It’s like he didn’t finish the joke. It just went flat.’ Later that night he said, ‘It didn’t go so well.’ He kind of apologized.”
This yr, nevertheless, Allen discovered Gervais’ jokes way more fulfilling.
“I thought he was pretty sharp. A couple of things made me laugh out loud.”