Russell Brand lashes out at attackers who mock his appearance at London premiére

08:10 11 June 2012

Russell Brand at the European premiere of

Russell Brand at the European premiere of 'Rock of Ages', PIC: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Former husband of Katy Perry and comedian Russell Brand lost his temper with movie fans at the premiére of Rock of Ages in London.

Some revellers in the crowd heckled the star at the European premiére of the film at the Odeon in Leicester Square.

They shouted that he looked like “Jesus” and “a homeless person”.

Brand retorted: “I’d like to play Jesus, and wasn’t he homeless for a while too?”

The former drug addict admitted his role as a booze-swilling, hard-partying rocker in the film had reminded him of his past.

Brand said: “When I was lying on the toilet floor I thought, ‘Hello, here we are again... on my own’.”

He also revealed he gave his character a Brummie accent as a tribute to Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne.

The film, released in cinemas on Friday, also stars Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta as the lead couple, and Malin Akerman as Cruise’s love interest.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Breaking News

Friday, May 22, 2015

There are severe delays on the Central Line after a woman was hit by a Tube train.

Read more

Don't Miss...

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now