Python Palin thought 'Fish called Wanda' not funny

28th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Michael Palin nearly missed out on one of his biggest screen hits when he dismissed smash comedy "A Fish Called Wanda" because it "wasn't that funny", he told an audience in Hong Kong on Friday.

Palin said fellow Monty Python star John Cleese handed him the film's script for advice on the character he would eventually play in the 1988 movie.

"I wrote in my diary to tell John that the script wasn't that funny," the British actor told the Foreign Correspondents' Club.

"It turned out to be very funny."

The film, about a group of thieves who try to double-cross each other, took more than 60 million dollars in the US alone, and starred Palin, Cleese, Kevin Kline and Jamie Lee Curtis.

© 2010 AFP

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