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Absolutely Fabulous' Joanna Lumley: 'My granddaughters are getting a crash course in Patsy before the movie'

2016-05-28
We're so excited for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and in the lead up to the release of the film, Joanne Lumley made a stop at Good Housekeeping for a quick interview. Lumley, who plays Patsy in the sitcom, revealed that her granddaughters have never watched the comedy. "My granddaughters, who are 11 and 12, will be at the film premiere. They haven't seen AbFab before, and my daughter-in-law is putting them through a crash course so they are not too shocked by their grandmother," Lumley revealed. "It's quite odd for them because Patsy comes wrapped up in my body. They have never seen me being Patsy, so you kind of flinch slightly, but they laugh a lot. I think they think we are terrifyingly vile." "They just love Saffy, probably because she suffers form these ghastly parents. If you are a little girl you would side with Saffy, who is trying to do her best."   gallery-1464371756-lumley3   According to Digital Spy Lumley also revealed that turning 70 "doesn't mean anything" to her. "All I have ever longed for was to get older - when I was 12 I wanted to be 18, when I was 30 I anted to be 50. I was just adore being 70," she said. "You lose fear. There is an obsession with numbers. People say 70 is the new 60 and 60 is the new 20... Why don't we all quieten down a bit and just get on with it?" You can read the interview over at Good Housekeeping. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie will hit cinemas on July 1. You can watch the AMAZING trailer for the film below: More stories: Watch Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato join James Corden for Carpool karaoke Watch the first trailer for Mariah arey’s new reality show Mariah’s World