Rob Brydon says Gavin & Stacey movie "would be a mistake"

Abby Robinson, Justin Harp
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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

From Digital Spy

Gavin & Stacey cast member Rob Brydon is not in favour of James Corden and Ruth Jones spinning off the show into a movie.

The duo reunited the cast for a 2019 Christmas special with a cliffhanger just begging for a follow-up, so there has naturally been speculation that a feature film could be the next step.

Brydon, who plays Uncle Bryn in the BBC comedy, isn't in favour of the film pitch. In a recent chat with Digital Spy, he explained why Gavin & Stacey should always remain on the small screen.

"I don't think they should do that," he told us. "I think that would be a mistake. It's not a film. It's not a cinema thing. It is what it is, and I don't hold film over television."

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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The actor went on: "There's sometimes an assumption that if it were to become a film it would somehow be elevating itself, and I think that's a misnomer. I think that's a mistake. I think that maybe, if James and Ruth decided to make another special, that would be wonderful, but I don't at all buy into this idea that a film of a TV show is somehow elevating it and taking it to another level. I just don't see that myself."

Whether Gavin & Stacey returns as a film, another BBC special or a full series of new episodes, there is likely to be a significant wait.

Jones recently admitted to the Capital Breakfast radio show that there's no telling yet when she'll get a chance to work again with Corden.

"Who knows? It took us 10 years to come back. It might take us another 10 if we come back," she said.

Photo credit: GS TV Productions Ltd/Tom Jackson - BBC
Photo credit: GS TV Productions Ltd/Tom Jackson - BBC

In the meantime, Gavin & Stacey is available for catch-up viewing on the iPlayer now.

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