A tale I heard
Actor Adrian Edmondson on how TV show 'Bottom' had longer lasting effects than 'The Young Ones':
"Young Ones was always a cult. Which is a nice way of saying we delivered very low audience figures. But I got a part in Star Wars because Rian Johnson, the director, was a huge fan of Bottom. As a student, he’d filmed his mates doing an episode. So when he approached me and said would you like to be in Star Wars, I couldn’t turn him down. Not that I would have done anyway. It was extraordinarily good fun. Though sadly – and I really hope this won’t ruin it for you – they don’t actually film it in space."