Alexander Skarsgard is in talks with movie bosses to reprise his Zoolander role in the planned sequel despite his character's death in the first film.
The True Blood star played male model Meekus, who was killed in a freak gasoline accident, in the 2001 comedy, and he is desperate to return for the follow-up - in any form.
He tells Britain's GQ magazine, "I'm pitching it right now. I wouldn't want to miss that. Well, I'm hoping they would do something like the scene with Hamlet's father, and that Meekus will come back as a ghost - I mean, he's definitely dead."
Ben Stiller has written a script for a sequel to the hit movie, but it is not yet known when the film will go into production.