But the star was left aghast when he read the story’s introduction, which incorrectly accredited a quote to him made famous by Hoskins.
In a post on his official blog, Gervais writes, “I did an interview for GQ magazine. We talked for some time. The journalist even taped it. What could go wrong? I’ll tell you what can go wrong. They introduce the piece with this quote; ‘Ricky Gervais once said “I came to this business uneducated, 5’6”, dyslexic, with a face like a squashed cabbage. And they welcomed me with open arms’.
“No he f**king didn’t! Why the f**k would he? He came to this business with a f**king degree in Philosophy, not dyslexic, 5’8” with a face like… OK the last bit is fine. But the rest is b**locks and I never said it.
“Where did they get that from? Why didn’t they ask me if I said that when we were in the same c**ting room for a b**tard hour?
“I put the quote into Google. I found this; ‘I came into this business uneducated, dyslexic, 5ft 6in, cubic, with a face like a squashed cabbage and they welcomed me with open arms.’ Actor Bob Hoskins.
“How f**king hard was that?”
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