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Well, I`m lucky because, you see, I`ll probably bounce back from this role.

But I think our humour is exactly the same today. Only, we`ve made rules now. We`ve said we are not going to do prosthetic make-up scenes, because when they take it off half your face comes off.

You get crushes on people. You have to see them every day in that week. They`re a fantastic person, and it could be a man or a woman.

I can remember the first face-lift show that came on. I rang up everyone - are you watching? I`m watching.

I remember when the first police scary video thing came out, and you thought, wow, ooh, look at this, come and look, come and look. And now it`s on every channel.

Well, I would definitely give up performing... But I would still sit down in an office and pretend to write with Dawn, even if we never produced anything, because it`s just hilarious. I would miss that.

Lacroix has been fantastic. He`s very nice. He gets the joke, and I think that`s a good thing.

We were watching the first series recently, and it has a charm, a kind of amateur charm. At that point we didn`t involve ourselves technically at all - we just messed about and told our jokes - and it looks a bit like that.

No, sometimes we just have to take liberties because the idea was so good. I wish we`d just gone with the idea that Patsy had been a man. It would have been fantastic.

I`d much rather have sat there and just been a fly on the wall, instead of having to smile at people. I`d rather have been a waitress. Just gone round and stared at people.

There were a lot of areas we didn`t cover that I`m hoping to cover if we do some specials. One is to see more of Patsy`s home and her home life, which is just the saddest thing.

I grew up with a mother who, every time she saw something, would say, I`m going to look that up. And I`ve become that person - I`ve become the reference-book person.

They have become part of us in that if we get dressed up as them, we don`t actually have to have a script. You can just become them. You just become nervy.

We had this party in New York, and there were a lot of gay men there dressed up as the characters. I showed up just looking like myself, but it was a real case of shame. They looked so fantastic. We could never quite live up to it.

The reason they keep it so tight is that no one liked them, so that without each other, actually, they couldn`t exist. They support each other. They support their flaws and everything else.

I love the TV show, and if you make a bad movie it means you`ve soiled it. Just like if we made an advert. We were offered so many times and I`d say, look, this is the good thing, and you can`t compromise that, because then you compromise the integrity of the characters.

Men would find it much harder because men have such odd personal relationships with each other. They don`t really emotionally connect, whereas women do. I think women become very close.


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