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After Life’s Ricky Gervais Reveals How He Decides Which Actors And Actresses Should Play The Parts

After Life’s Ricky Gervais Reveals How He Decides Which Actors And Actresses Should Play The Parts

After Life actor Ricky Gervais responded to a fan’s question about the casting on his verified Twitter account and

13-year-old Twitter user, Freya Bird, asked Ricky Gervais how he decides which actors and actresses should play the parts after inspiring by the 2013 comedy-drama, ‘Derek.’ She wrote:

“My question for Ricky Gervais is I lost my mum to breast cancer. Recently I’m 13, and I can really relate the After Life, and that’s how I also came across Derek. My question is, how do you decide which actors and actresses should play the parts and why? Many thanks.”

Gervais gave a succinct answer to her question and said that he either uses people he has worked with before or audition and trying to find the stars of the future. He said:

“Hi Freya, I either use people who I’ve worked with before because I know they have what it takes or I audition and try to find the stars of tomorrow.”

Derek is a British comedy-drama television series written and directed by Ricky Gervais and consists of 2 seasons. Derek Productions Ltd. It was produced for Channel 4 and aired on April 12, 2012. Gervais portrayed a loyal nursing home care assistant who sees only the good in his quirky co-workers as they struggle against prejudice and shrinking budgets to care for their elderly residents.

Check out the Twitter post below.

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