Ben Stiller watches original Zoolander, live tweets whole thing

'Can't believe Bowie actually did this'

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Monday 01 February 2016 09:51

With only a few weeks to go until the Zoolander sequel arrives, Ben Stiller decided to re-watch the original.

Released 17 years ago, the actor - whose promotional rounds have included an appearance at Paris Fashion Week, a catwalk over Syndey Harbour Bridge, as well as appearances on the covers of Vogue and Esquire - live-tweeted the re-watch.

He even encouraged fans to ask him questions about it.

Among his reveals were how the film was banned in Malaysia, select moments that were improvised, and, of course, the fact his father Jerry Stiller wore artificial chest hair for the role of Derek Zoolander's agent, Maury.

He also commented on one of the film's most memorable moments - the catwalk scene featuring the late David Bowie.

Here are some more highlights from Stiller's re-watch:

The comedy sequel's trailer - which featured Justin Bieber - came under fire for the depiction of a 'cartoonish' transgender character played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Zoolander 2 is released on 12 February.

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