Sunday 21 January 2018

Brand: I play a big, stupid baby

Russell Brand says he plays a big stupid baby in the film
Russell Brand says he plays a big stupid baby in the film

Russell Brand has admitted playing the character of rock star Aldous Snow in new film Get Him To The Greek was like playing "a big, stupid baby".

Brand, 35, plays opposite Jonah Hill, whose character is tasked with 'baby-sitting' the errant Aldous and getting him from London to LA for a comeback concert.

"Yes, that's precisely what I would say," the actor and comedian said.

"That was a very succinct and correct analysis of the film: a man has to baby-sit a big, stupid baby. I play the stupid baby.

"It was a relief to play a stupid baby because during those scenes I don't have any obligation to be a sensible grown up - an obligation I have always found a little alarming and uncomfortable. It's good to play people who are decadent and don't care about consequences."

The former womaniser, who is now engaged to American singer Katy Perry, said he was shocked that Hollywood producers wanted him to reprise his role from the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

"It was a massive surprise. It would have been a bit presumptuous, wouldn't it, if I'd gone, 'Soon I'll be doing this again'?.

"I just thought that would be the end and I'd do another film, hopefully, or carry on doing stand-up, which I was doing anyway because I love doing jokes."

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