Q&A with Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais created and stars in The Office, on BBC America, winner of two Golden Globes. The second season is out on DVD April 20.

A U.S. version of The Office is in the works, but don't the British shows that cross the pond usually stink?

I think you always have an affection for what you saw first. [The producers] should aim it at the 249 million Americans who haven't seen our version.

What's the difference between English and U.S. audiences?

English people want to knock you down more. Americans encourage success. British people don't think it'll happen to...