As much as I try to restrain my heart from crushing on Russell Brand, I can’t help it. While the idea of him disgusts me, seeing him on screen entrances me. There’s just something about the unkemptness combined with his accent that makes him surprisingly attractive.
His recent phone-throwing scandal in New Orleans only intrigues me more. Who is this animal actor who can throw an iPhone so hard that it shattered glass? He’s like a feral child who can pull it together long enough to act. Or at the very least, long enough to play some version of himself/Aldous Snow in movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek.
In this recently unearthed audition tape from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, he shows off his improv skills as well as his utter disdain for brushing his hair. Against all my former beliefs when it comes to the definition of charming, I must say he’s absolutely charming in this video.
If someone can figure out why I crush on Russell Brand, please let me know. I just can’t figure it out.