So this happened yesterday.
Pope Francis has already become a superstar back in his home country of Argentina … and when he returns, he’ll have Alotta Fagina waiting there to congratulate him … TMZ has learned.
We spoke to Fabiana Udenio — the Argentinian-born actress who played Fagina in “Austin Powers” — who says she’s bursting with pride over the papal election.
“Catholic people in South America are very passionate people and I think this will be good for the spiritual side of the religion because it may attract more passionate people to join the religion,” she said.
Fagina added, “[The people of South America] are less jaded by the skepticism brought on by the scandals that have burdened the Catholic church in the past.”
The actress says she’s excited to see how an Argentinian will shake things up in Italy — “The fusion of both cultures will be a great thing for Catholics everywhere.”
Groovy baby … yeah. (TMZ)
Yep, that happened in 2013. Anyway, I like to think it went down like this…
*struts into TMZ office, sipping Frappucino with low-fat whipped cream, natch*
Hey fellas, what’s the haps today? Who’s got a hot scoop for your boy?
“Well, there’s a new pope and he’s from Argentina, but his parents were also Italian so we have a few choices.”
Lay ‘em on me. *sprays self with Kris Jenner’s new cologne*
“I was thinking we reach out to either some famous Italian celebrities or maybe find someone who is from Argentina to ask them what they think about the new pope.”
I like it. What Italians do we have trackers on right now?
“Frank Stallone and Guy Fieri.”
Guy Fieri’s Italian?
“He claims to be. He’s also on stand-by for quotes about Polish, Native American and North Korean affairs, as well as anything regarding Smash Mouth.”
Nah, I owe that guy five bucks. What about Argentina?
“Remember that chick with the huge boobs who played Alotta Fagina in the first Austin Powers movie before Mike Myers rewrote the same movie two more times? She’s asleep on a bus bench outside.”
Cool, talk to her and then get an official quote from the Kardashian gardener. He’s Mexican, might as well be Argentina.