"It wasn't my intention at all writing the script and it was actually something Fox Searchlight encouraged me to do. They encouraged me to play the role and I felt very nervous about that. But then I thought, 'you know what? Once in a generation, an actor comes along who sort of changes the game...'"
Some of his fellow co stars were also present, with Stephen Merchant not missing a beat in bringing Taika Waititi back down to Earth. "Well, you couldn't afford him," Stephen Merchant joked.