Actor Ben Stiller may have revived his famous male model character, Derek Zoolander, but there was one moment in
he couldn't bring back.
Most fans of the first comedy will remember that moment as the "walk off" between Zoolander and Hansel (Owen Wilson) with a very special cameo from the late, great David Bowie.
Stiller asked many celebrity friends to take up a cameo role in the upcoming sequel but he didn't ask Bowie to come back.
"I didn't, because I didn't think we could ever top that moment with David," Stiller told AAP in Sydney.
When Stiller made the first movie, nobody really knew what it was about so to bag a Bowie cameo was a really big deal.
"The fact that he even did the first movie was amazing because nobody knew what we were doing at that point, and I don't know why he said yes," he said.
Having a star like Bowie on board actually gave the movie strength, according to Stiller, and made people sit up and take notice.
"He (Bowie) legitimised us and I just felt like there were certain scenes that I couldn't really top from the first movie so I didn't even want to try to attempt to do that," Stiller said.
Zoolander 2 opens in New Zealand cinemas on February 11.