We have been solidly on Team Russell Brand for a while now, purely based on some of his really hilarious and surprisingly insightful interviews, his role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the fact that we appreciate sill British humor. We were even willing to forgive that horrifying paparazzi phone-throwing incident and the fact that he defended Daniel Tosh and Dane Cook for their insanely offensive comments. But if this story from The Sun turns out to be true (and yeah, not many stories from the Sun do), we may have to reconsider our loyalty.
According to the British tab, Brand recently delayed filming on the upcoming Eric Idle musical What About Dick? because he refused to begin a scene until a wardrobe assistant flashed her boobs for him. “Russell tried to persuade a wardrobe assistant to show him her breasts but she was having none of it — at first,” a source reportedly told the paper. “But when it started to look like they weren’t going to get any work done she gave in and flashed him. Russell is a charming scoundrel and everybody let him get away with murder on set — except Billy.”
That’s Billy Connolly, who allegedly gave Russell a good talking to about the incident. (BTW, this film also stars Eddie Izzard — does it get any more British than this?!)
If this is true, we’d like to give Brand a talking to ourselves. Seriously, dude, you’re making John Mayer look good.
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