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Only On British TV: “How Many American Men Did You Beat Off For This Role?”

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 10.35.44 AMIf you’re still not convinced that British television is far more entertaining than American television, check out Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid asking Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens if he had to “beat off a lot of American men” for his breakout role.

“Did you not have to beat them off?” she probes. “Why are you giggling?”

Cue gigglefest that brings the entire crew to their knees. Here’s hoping Ms. Reid doesn’t have to beat off too many trolls on Twitter today.

h/t Pink News

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Sep 5, 2014
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    • jd2222248

      I don’t think she understood what she was saying…….. :-)

      Sep 5, 2014 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Slash

      That’s hilarious and it made me giggle too.

      Sep 5, 2014 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MarionPaige

      I saw a trailer for The Guest and found out that the guy playing an American Soldier was Englishman Dan Stevens. It’s like, why? Was there no American actor capable of playing an American Soldier? It’s like in Primary Colors, the actor playing the son of a Black American civil rights activist is British.

      Sep 5, 2014 at 11:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iltman

      Honestly we Brits simply don’t use beat off in that way, it’s more used as fight off

      Sep 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • boring

      Chris Morris did this bit on Brass Eye almost two decades ago.

      Sep 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtispsf

      “No, but I did have to give several producers a blow job to get the part”

      Sep 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D P
      D P

      I wish the video included her expression once she was informed what she was saying.

      @Curtispsf: – YES! I love your response, and I would like to audition.

      Sep 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @iltman: Well apparently Dan Stevens does!

      Sep 6, 2014 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      Beat off means masturbate in american english? I’ve heard of jack off, jerk off, etc, but never of Beat Off.

      Sep 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenover

      @Curtispsf: LOL. So true to life.

      Sep 6, 2014 at 8:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenover

      The American English expression to win over someone else is to beat out. Hence, “Did you have to beat out a lot of American actors to get the role?”

      Sep 6, 2014 at 9:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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