Why is Ricky Gervais on Painkillers?
The actor, 52, writes, directs and stars in the Netflix mockumentary Derek
The actor, 52, hates to be in pain and watching people embarrass themselves, and chatted with PEOPLE this week about “one last thing” …
I’ve got a frozen shoulder right now. I’m on painkillers, muscle relaxants and just had a steroid injection, which was dreadful. If the doctor said I screamed and cried like a baby, he’s a liar.
Last time I cringed
Watching someone on a reality show flirting, being pretentious or needy. It’s too much; I try and run away but my girlfriend [Jane Fallon] holds me down and makes me watch.
I last danced …
In 1985. No, for the Muppets movie. I do a proper song and dance routine. I feel sorry for the people who have to watch and get as embarrassed as I do watching someone embarrass themselves.
Last gift I gave
I got a friend these amazing Bose headphones, they’re like magic. I’m in awe of technology. I know, you want to hear something like I sent George Clooney a muffin basket …