Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson brought their Zoolander alter egos to life on the runway at Valentino on Tuesday. The comedy duo struck their best blue steel poses as they closed the show at Paris Fashion Week.
The surprise cameo served as the announcement that Zoolander 2 is in the works – 14 years after the much-loved film Zoolander was released. With the original movie following the rivalry between dim-witted model Derek and his nemesis Hansel as they battle to be named Male Model of the Year, there was no better place for the sequel to be announced than on the catwalk.
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Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made a surprise cameo at the Valentino show
Dressed in character as models Derek Zoolander and Hansel, the actors were met by rapturous applause from the style set, with many standing up to capture the hilarious moment on camera.
Even Anna Wintour wasn't immune to Ben and Owen's comedic charm and posed for a picture with them both backstage. Other attendees at the show included Olivia Palermo with her husband Johannes Huebl, Cara Delevingne and Miraslava Duma.
Ben Stiller will reprise his role as Derek Zoolander
Fans of the film have been eagerly anticipating a sequel for years. In December Owen Wilson hinted that there could be a follow-up coming soon, telling Ellen DeGeneres: "Well, I don't mean to be coy, but I know that there's a script and Ben is considering it. So we'll see. We have to do it."
It was previously reported that Penelope Cruz had signed on to star in the film, joining original cast members Ben, Owen and Will Ferrell.
The upcoming film is believed to have been written by Jennifer Aniston's fiancé Justin Theroux, and is expected to follow Derek Zoolander as he is forced to reinvent himself in the world of male modelling.
Owen Wilson hinted at a Zoolander sequel in December
Speaking about the follow-up in 2010 Ben said: "In the fashion world, if you go away for a year, it's changed – it just happens so quickly.
"I think the idea in the beginning of the movie is that it's ten years later, and Derek and Hansel are literally forgotten. Nobody remembers who they are, so they have to reinvent themselves."