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Saturday 10 October 2015

Saunders working on Ab Fab movie

Published 06/01/2014

Jennifer Saunders is to write an Ab Fab film
Jennifer Saunders is to write an Ab Fab film

Jennifer Saunders has revealed she has to write the Absolutely Fabulous movie - or she will owe Dawn French £100,000.

The actress and comedienne - who starred in the hit TV show as crazy PR Edina Monsoon alongside Joanna Lumley as her booze-loving best friend Patsy Stone - recently confirmed she was about to start working on a big screen spin-off.

And she has now joked on The Jonathan Ross show that it's all down to her friend and comedy partner Dawn.

Jennifer said: "Yes, well I have to do it now because I've threatened to a lot.

"And then she [Joanna Lumley] kept announcing it and saying, 'Yes, she's going to do it,' and then Dawn French on our radio show at Christmas said, 'I bet £100,000 that you don't write it,' so now I have to write it, otherwise I have to pay her £100,000."

The star also admitted she is worried about making sure the movie version lives up to the TV series.

She said: "Once you've had a bit of success, the last thing you want to do is go and make a flop. So the biggest fear in me is that it won't be good enough. I'm really nervous about it."

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