Joanna Lumley Reveals "Ab Fab" Reunion in the Works

PlayBlog   Joanna Lumley Reveals "Ab Fab" Reunion in the Works It looks like La Bête star Joanna Lumley will be re-teaming with her old chum Jennifer Saunders for a reunion of the BBC comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous."


Playbill.com asked Lumley of the rumors swirling about that the misguided fashion mavens Patsy Stone and Edina ("Eddie") Monsoon would party their way back onto the screen.

"I've heard talk, too," Lumley confessed. "Jon Plowman, who's the executive producer, wrote to Jennifer, and Jen wrote to me before I left [England] and said, 'Let's talk through it. What do you think?' And I said, 'Bring it on.' Because we're all still here. Mother's still alive – the wonderful June Whitfield. Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks – the basic five J's – all our names began with J. We're all still alive and available – ish – to do it, and I think we just have to do it. And the great thing is that because in our show, we fast-forwarded to where they're very old and nearly dead and practically plugged into vodka machines and things. It doesn't matter how beyond [the original series] we do it because we know they've been that, that they still were Patsy and Edina at the time. So this makes it heaven!"

The popular series debuted in 1992 on BBC and traced the booze-fueled antics of ill-equipped PR "mogul" Eddie Monsoon and her chain-smoking best friend and fashion editor Patsy Stone. An uptight disapproving daughter, absently-minded mother and completely incompetent assistant figure into the series that ran through 1996 and returned for a 2001-2004 run.

All I can say is, "Cheers, thanks a lot!"

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