“Zoolander,” Ben Stiller’s cinematic parody of/love letter to the modeling and fashion worlds, has been screaming for a sequel since day one of its release back in 2001. Nine years later, Stiller’s Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson’s Hansel are finally getting ready to make love to the camera once again in “Zoolander 2.”
Stiller has co-written the script with Justin Theroux, who plans to direct. Back in October, Theroux told MTV News that the male supermodels will likely be sashaying their way into theaters sometime in 2012… and now Owen Wilson is hinting that they could have some company in the form of one Lady Gaga.
When MTV News caught up with Wilson at the press junket for “How Do You Know,” we asked him if their might be a “Zoolander 2” role in the cards for the meat-dress-wearing pop diva.
“She has to be [in it]” he responded, though he did go on to say that there isn’t yet a scripted part for the singer. “But she definitely could be… maybe she makes a good foil for Hansel,” he laughed.
Sounds good to us. As Theroux told us in October, in “Zoolander 2” Hansel will not be “so hot right now.” He and pal Derek will be pushing 40, past their modeling prime and at a low point in their lives. But that doesn’t mean Hansel will be crying into his orange mocha frappucino. “The thing about Hansel is he can’t ever imagine himself — so even if he isn’t the #1 guy, I think he still carries himself as if,” Wilson told MTV News. “He’ll still have that Hansel swagger.”
And he’ll need all of it if he’s going to win a walk off with Gaga.
Would you be psyched for a Lady Gaga cameo in “Zoolander 2”? Tell us in the comments!