Jennifer Saunders: 'Everyone's always saying, "You're frightening"'
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
The star of Absolutely Fabulous talks about Dawn French and Joanna Lumley, performing in front of militant audiences in the 80s – and why she wanted to write an 'all right' memoir When Jennifer Saunders was approaching 50, she had an epiphany. "I was sitting in a meeting listening to everyone talking about some show or other, and I suddenly started thinking, do you know something? I think I have a better idea. I think my idea is probably better. Before that, if they'd said anything, I'd go, yes, yes, that's right, yes, agree, agree, agree. And I suddenly thought, actually, I think I can make this funnier, I think I know better. And it hadn't occurred to me until then that that could ever happen." How could it have taken the comedian so long to realise this? "It's terrible, isn't it?" she laughs. "That you end up thinking, oh look, everyone's cleverer than me. Everyone knows better than me. Everyone thinks I'm an idiot. I probably can't do this, I probably can't do that. I don't know
Guardian (UK) article