While Nigel Barker won't be guest starring in a Tyra Banks biopic, he says he wouldn't be opposed should the chance arise. However, America's favorite noted fashion photographer WILL be playing himself in Russell Brand's new movie, a remake of Arthur.
In his scene, the America's Next Top Model judge is staging a real-life photo shoot with Russell, Nick Nolte, and Jennifer Garner. The best part? Nigel gets lines and they use a real photo he shot in the scene.
So what was it like working with notoriously kooky Russell Brand (otherwise known as Katy Perry's husband)? Well, he could certainly teach the modeltestants a thing or two about spontaneity. "[Russell] was fabulous to shoot because he has such character," Nigel dished. "You don’t have to push — it's just there."
But Nigel seems to have had his fill of playing himself on the the big and small screen. "I'd love to [appear in more movies], whether or not I would have to appear as Nigel Barker," he confessed. "Perhaps I could be someone else — then I really could go wild." Can there please be some sort of turning-the-tables episode of ANTM where the judges get photographed portraying each other? We'd kill to watch Nigel model while capturing the essence of Jay Manuel.
Source: Next Movie