Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Russel Brand: The Swine!
Well this was going to be about a film called the return, which would have been apt as it is kind of my return. Instead I watched Russell Brands second stand up, Doing Life Live. It is very funny but there is something that feels very wrong about watching him. It’s not a bad thing; in fact I think it very much works in his favour. He talks about things that a lot of people think and never say and he says it in such an eloquent way; I’ve tried matching his word use in this entry!
Of course I can see why some people don’t like him, you can’t swagger around like a character out of a Chares Dickens story acting like a sex god without people thinking your arrogant. Then again it’s his persona, it’s what has made him into what he is today, and he’s unashamed about how he got there. Onto the relevance of Russell Brand on a blog about movies, he has made a few; from a little bit part in St Trinnians (awful) to stronger parts Forgetting Sarah Marshal (scene stealing), but now he has to carry a film.
His turn as pop star Aldous Snow must have impressed the studio, as they green lighted “Get Me to the Greek”. The film is about Aldous Snow as an out of control British Rock Star, trying to get to a gig on time. Not much acting involved for Brand then who has made a career out of being exactly like Aldous Snow, replacing music with comedy and presenting of course. It still looks funny and he was brilliant in Sarah Marshal, let’s hope it lives up to the hype.
Mr Brand also has a few more projects on the horizon including Shakespeare’s tempest, where he is playing Trinculo the jester. Perfect casting for Mr Brand me thinks, hopefully they stick with ye olde English! To follow what this dandy gentleman gets up to check out his twitter feed, or better still add my feed. Yes I have given in and started twittering.