If it seems like supermodel Derek Zoolander is giving the same exact look at all times on the runway, you’re just not paying enough attention.
Ever wanted to probe the mind of Derek Zoolander — or at least, tour his apartment? The latest video in Vogue’s “73 Questions” series features Ben Stiller, in character as Zoolander 2’s vapid male model, answering questions while showing us around his crazy Manhattan apartment. (Why does he live in New York? He loves the diversity: “You have really good-looking people and also very attractive people.”) Watch the video above.
There’s no Greek mythology term for what Derek is in this new spot for Zoolander 2. Instead of depicting a Centaur (half horse, half man) — or even a merman, as he’s done before — the aging male model (Ben Stiller) is part cow in his new fragrance ad for Zoolander No. 2 (seen at the :21 mark in the new spot above). Harkening back to his Aveda ad in the 2001 original, in which he portrayed a proud MERMAN!, this time Derek has a commercial co-star in supermodel Naomi Campbell.
The first Zoolander 2 trailer clued us in to the plot of the comedy sequel: Runway models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson), now washed-up has-beens, are enlisted to help an Interpol agent (Penélope Cruz) stop an assassination plot against beautiful celebrities. In the new international trailer, we learn more about Cruz’s character Valentina, who has a few modeling tricks up her own sleeve. Watch the trailer above.
Kristen Wiig may have had a little (temporary) work done for her role in Zoolander 2. Wiig’s role in the film hasn’t been announced, but her villainous appearance and crazy hair game suggest that she may have something to do with original Zoolander villain Mugatu (Will Ferrell) who’s reportedly back for the sequel.
Sequels to 10-year-old Will Ferrell movies are so hot right now! Following the success of last year’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, it appears that the Zoolander sequel is finally getting off the ground. Speaking at the Deauville Film Festival last week, Ferrell confirmed that his Zoolander character, the deranged fashion mogul Mugatu, will definitely appear in the follow-up to Ben Stiller’s 2001 comedy. “We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.