Mike Myers looked worlds away from his Austin Powers character as he posed alongside Rio Ferdinand at the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Saturday.
Taking to his Instagram Stories, football pundit Rio, 44, shared a picture of himself with movie star Mike, 59.
Actor Mike is perhaps best know for his role as Austin in 1997’s Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and 2002’s Austin Powers in Goldmember.
The Canadian star was seen wearing a grey suit which he teamed with a khaki green shirt and tie as he stood alongside former footballer Rio.
He was interviewed by Rio for BT Sport before taking his seat in the stands to watch the game, during which Manchester City won 4-1 against Liverpool.
All stars: Mike Myers, 59, looked worlds away from his Austin Powers character as he posed alongside Rio Ferdinand, 44, in Manchester on Saturday
Screen star: Mike starred in three Austin Powers movies between 1997 and 2002, and he recently hinted a fourth could be on the way (seen in 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)
Mike has strong links to Liverpool. His parents were English immigrants from the Old Swan area of the city.
It comes after Mike refused to rule out a fourth Austin Powers movie.
He starred as both the titular comedic parody of suave spy James Bond and his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil in three movies and he’s always said he would be up for reprising the roles again, but he has no idea if it will ever happen.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he responded when asked if there will be another flick in the series: ‘I don’t know.
‘I’m gonna put a big, firm, written maybe on that.’
Asked the same question in May, he said: ‘I can neither confirm nor deny the existence or non-existence of such a project, should it exist or not exist.’
When it was suggested his comment felt ‘like a confirmation’, he told SiriusXM’s Jess Cagle: ‘It was a non-confirmed, confirmation confirmation.’
Mike – who also wrote and produced the trilogy – spoke about the possibility of a fourth Austin Powers movie in November 2018, admitting it was ‘looking good’.
He told Access Online at the time: ‘Well you’re gonna see Dr. Evil soon, somewhere in the culture. But the movie, you know I’ve had three kids under the age of seven. They take a long time to write, they always have. Jay [Roach]’s been super crazy. He’s doing a fantastic movie right now that he’s working on. But … it’s looking good.’
Dapper chap: The Canadian star was seen wearing a grey suit which he teamed with a khaki green shirt and tie
On air: He was interviewed by Rio for BT Sport before taking his seat in the stands to watch the game
Success: Manchester City won 4-1 against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester this weekend
Champs: Manchester City produced a stunning performance to comfortably beat rivals Liverpool 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday
Mike also previously claimed he would love to make a fourth movie in the franchise, as he explained the franchise was created as a ‘tribute’ to his father, who passed away in 1991.
He said: ‘After my dad died in 1991, I was taking stock of his influence on me as a person and his influence on me with comedy in general.
‘So Austin Powers was a tribute to my father, who [introduced me to] James Bond, Peter Sellers, The Beatles, The Goodies, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
Comeback: It comes after Mike refused to rule out a fourth Austin Powers movie (seen in 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)
‘I would love to do another, but you just have to see.
‘I was devastated by my father’s death.
‘But to have that turn into something that makes people happy is unbelievably satisfying.
‘It’s that kind of stuff you never get used to or get tired of.’
Silver screen: He starred as both the titular comedic parody of suave spy James Bond and his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil in three movies (Mike seen as Austin Powers alongside Heather Graham, who played Felicity Shagwell, in 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)