Ricky Gervais shares the 'After Life' Season 3 scene that still makes him cry

goss 14/01/2022

Popular TV series 'After Life' drops its third and final season tonight on Netflix. And in this final season, there's one scene that makes 'After Life' creator and star Ricky Gervais cry, no matter how many times he's watched it.

The scene features his on-screen wife Lisa (played by Kerry Godliman) where Ricky's character Tony watches his late wife reading a poem to him.

“There's one scene I've watched it 70 times and it still absolutely chokes me up," he told Express.co.uk.

“It’s when Lisa reads the poem in episode six honestly, I gag."

“It's such an amazing poem, it’s such an amazing performance and what's happening while it's happening.”

“Honestly, that poem, I've loved it for years I’ve always wanted to use it, it’s devastating,” he added.

“It was one take and I looked around and everyone was quiet so yeah it's that one for me."

Ricky Gervais has been vocal about not pushing for Season 4 of the show, saying that (without spoilers) his character will find the reasons to live, "in that he can be some good in the world even if he’s not completely happy."