Russell Brand done with movies?
Words: Caroline Foran
For most people in the public eye, starring in movies is the ultimate goal. Not so for Russell Brand. The comedian who has starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him To The Greek and most recently Rock of Ages has decided to go back to stand up after a string of disappointingly mediocre movies have left him feeling 'unfulfilled'.
Speaking with The Sunday Times to promote his new Brand X TV show, which you'll get to watch tomorrow on Sky Atlantic, Katy Perry's ex husband revealed that he "started to feel a little bit unfulfilled. I missed being around an audience, I missed being really honest and truthful."
He admitted that the bright lights of Hollywood had initially attracted him, so he thought "All right, I'll try all of that" but then came the realisation of what exactly 'that' is. "I think I'll just get cast in things once in a while... Having investigated it, I now think, 'No, stay true to what it is you actually do and what you’re supposed to do.' And that is comedy, about things that are challenging and unsettling but ultimately very warm and loving."
As he goes back to basics and back to what Brand does best, he said of his forthcoming show: "I just want to do something that’s really, really authentic, that hasn't got any nonsense to it. I'm saying what I believe in - and then we can work it out and cut out the things that are too mental and unbroadcastable."
Considering the dearth of decent comedy on TV at the moment, the more mental and unbroadcastable the better!
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Monday 23rd July 2012 | Comedy
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