‘Austin Powers’ set ‘fell in love’ with Beyoncé

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Mike Myers regarded again on his reminiscences of working with Beyoncé in 2002’s “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” and the way the forged was seemingly inflated with the singer.

The comic, 58, joined filmmaker David O. Russell in Hollywood at a “Netflix Is a Joke” occasion on Wednesday night for a dialog in regards to the iconic satirical spy comedy, in line with the Hollywood Reporter.

The “Silver Linings Playbook” director, 63, famous how a number of of Myers’ films have splurged out memorable music, together with Madonna’s “Stunning Stranger.”

The chat then shifted to Beyoncé, who made her movie debut as Foxxy Cleopatra within the Jay Roach flick.

The Canadian-born funnyman said that everybody on set “fell in love along with her.” Myers additionally joked that costar Michael Caine had bother announcing the Grammy winner’s identify and left off the “é.”

“No one needed to right him,” Myers mentioned, including that he additionally launched the “Dreamgirls” star to Led Zeppelin.

The singer made her movie debut as Foxxy Cleopatra within the spy comedy.
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“’I don’t know this Led Zeppelin,’” Myers remembered Beyoncé saying on the time. Nevertheless, only a few days later throughout capturing “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” Myers discovered her jamming out to the band on her headphones. “‘It’s Led Zeppelin — they’re nice,’” Myers recalled her telling him on set.

The previous “Saturday Night time Reside” forged member additionally lately revealed he can be down for a fourth “Austin Powers” film.

“I can neither affirm nor deny the existence or non-existence of such a venture, ought to it exist or not exist,” he jokingly divulged to listeners throughout an interview on SiriusXM, however “would like to” do a follow-up film to the trilogy.

“It was a non-confirmed affirmation affirmation,” Myers mentioned.

MTV TRL: Austin Powers in Goldmember
Beyoncé Knowles and Mike Myers arrive within the Austin Powers spy automotive for MTV’s TRL to advertise the movie “Austin Powers in Goldmember” in Occasions Sq. on July 26, 2002.
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The primary “Austin Powers” film premiered in 1997 with Myers taking part in two primary characters — British Swinging Sixties super-spy, Powers, and his arch-nemesis, Dr. Evil. A sequel, “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” dropped in 1999 with the third arriving in theaters three years later.

On the comedy occasion, Myers additionally mentioned how “SNL” boss Lorne Michaels needed to recruit him for a remake of the 1967 Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft traditional, “The Graduate.”

“I mentioned, ‘I don’t suppose that’s a good suggestion.’ ‘The Graduate’ doesn’t must be remade — it’s an ideal movie. A bit of man mustn’t stand in an awesome man’s sneakers,” he mentioned. As a substitute, he pitched Michaels the thought for his 1992 comedy “Wayne’s World.”

“[Michaels] mentioned, ‘Write it.’ He’s a genius. I’m ceaselessly grateful,” Myers mentioned. “[The success] was like being strapped to a rocket. It rocked my world.”

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