Verne Troyer waiting for the call for Austin Powers 4

Verne Troyer has said Mini-Me is such a big character in Austin Powers he is sure he’ll be making an appearance in the new sequel.

The 46-year-old star made his name as Dr Evil’s tiny henchman in the hit James Bond spoof movies, starring Mike Myers as both the groovy spy and his nemesis, and a fourth film is said to be in the works.

Verne said: “We’ll just have to wait and see, as far as what I’ve heard so far it’s just rumours, but he went on Saturday Night Live dressed as Dr Evil, so I think that was a sign that something might be happening.

“I love working with Mike and we have a great camaraderie together so whatever he comes up with, I’d love to do it. Mini-Me was a big character in the films, so I don’t see why he wouldn’t be in it.”

Verne Troyer with Mike Myers (Evan Agostini/AP)

The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant appears in new British comedy Convenience, which stars Vicky McClure, ex-EastEnder Ray Panthaki and Utopia’s Adeel Akhtar and sees two friends’ botch their attempt to rob a 24-hour garage so they end up having to work there all night.

Verne plays a cowboy who goes shopping in the late night convenience store, and ends up being picked up by Ray’s character so he can reach the top shelves.

Verne said of making fun of his own height: “I look at it as entertainment, it’s something to make you laugh.

“I don’t think it’s inappropriate because it’s things that actually happen. The part where he picks me up – it happens sometimes. If you can’t reach something, what are you going to do?”

Convenience opens in cinemas on Friday October 2 and is available On Demand and on DVD from Monday October 5, 2015.


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