Jennifer Saunders has said that she is "definitely doing" an Absolutely Fabulous movie. The 53-year-old confirmed that she is working on a film based on her BBC sitcom, having discussed a plan for Edina and Patsy's first big-screen adventure last month. "Yes, I'm definitely going to do it," Saunders told New York magazine. "I'm aiming to shoot this in a beautiful part of the Riviera. I fancy the south of France in the spring."
The announcement comes after the first of three Absolutely Fabulous specials aired in the UK on Christmas Day. Saunders confessed that her decision to revive the show was sparked by co-star Joanna Lumley's public announcement that Ab Fab would be back. "It was mainly because she announced it that we did it," Saunders explained. "She said, 'Darling, I told them in New York that you're going to do a few more'. I said, 'Oh, well, got to tell the BBC'."
The second Absolutely Fabulous special will air on New Year's Day, with the final new episode airing later in 2012.