Russell Brand plays an eccentric billionaire coping with love and alcohol in the upcoming comedy "Arthur," and the actor can relate to both themes in real life.
A former alcohol and drug abuser, the Brit comic has been clean and sober for eight years and still attends AA meetings three times a week.
Read the full interview with Russell Brand in Details
"The only way to cope is with a program," he tells Details of handling addiction. "If you stop doing the recovery, even eating too much chocolate, something will flare up, and I know where that leads, because I've been there before. To me, the gravity is heroin, and then death. You know, to sleep."
While Arthur may have a tricky time finding true love, Brand is nicely settled into married life with singer Katy Perry, whom he wed last October.
"There are a lot of areas where I've simply relinquished decision-making," he says. "It really does make my mates laugh, though. I do not go with the flow. I quarrel with flows. I build dams. I drain lakes. I split oceans when required."
still thinks he looks like a goat.... katy perry was better off with travie mccoy doing drugs then with this alcoholic.
Russell you suck Katy needs to date me!
The trailer for Arthur got no laughs in the theatre I saw it in. He speaks as incoherently in that article as Charlie Sheen.
I can't wait to see the new "Arthur". He is perfect for the part as Dudley Moore was for the original. Bound to be a lot of laughs in this modern version.
Lieutenant Saavik wasn't a pig. ;-)
He is so ugly, look like he's on drugs or something.
I dunno why Katy Perry wants to marry him, I guess she's blinded by love...
I doubt their marriage will last forever, I give them 5 years, they'd probably be divorced...
Of course she does, she's the one with the energy and the talent. Frankly, Russell Brand has done little to impress me or anyone else.
He does look a bit like an align. Katy...with a voice like that, who cares. She's fantastic.
10 bucks says she does A2M
And vegas mama,if you have trouble spelling easy words,i don't blame your husband for not letting you run things.
Lol,amen truth,perry is a wildabeast,and that 100% success rate?nothing is 100%,but it does kill me to see so many people willing to hope a man fails.haters waste our time.
I would let Katy make some decisions, but what hole I stick it in would always be my decision
Am I the only one who thinks this guy looks not unlike an alien?
What a funny, funny guy. Saw him on LKL before he retired. Sharp, quick wit. Lovely person. Sobriety has given him back the life he truly deserves. He's keeping it by giving it away. Thrilled for him!
Remaking Arthur is one of the worst ideas from hollywood! I hope the movie fails and everyone involved with the movie is somehow cursed with Dudley Moore's laughing in their ears that never goes away. These movie studios can't do anything original anymore.
1st off, good luck with AA meetings and staying sober.
2nd, I'd let Katy be the power of the home to.. Duh...
3rd, I do wonder how long this marriage wil last though.
I commend Russell Brand on his 8 yrs. have 16 because of AA and NA. AND HE IS TALENTED AND FUNNY. AND I WISH HE AND KATY MUCH HAPPINESS. ,...,,,,....,,.,.
"Don't worry, Mr. Simms. I look weird, but otherwise I'm real normal. Everything'll be cool."
Mask Refrence killed me. Very nicely done.
Reminds me of a skinny Tiny-Tim.
SMART MAN LETTING HER RUN THE HOUSE, WISH MY HUSBAND LEARD THAT LESSON!!! WE WOULD BE A LOT BETTER OFF!!
whoever said they wouldn't do katy perry doesn't like women
Haha so true, you would have to be a fool for even saying that.
oh so furgin hot! lucky dude (i almost typed licky...freudian slip).
Amen to that
He gives me the creeps, I wouldn't let him make any decisions either he seems like a moron; but good for him on 8 yrs sober
Every time i see this guy I gotta take a hot shower....twice!
perhaps you should quit playing with yourself when you see this guy
To all those who make fun of this guy: He's doing Katy Perry and you're not.
I wouldn't do katy perry with your hardware.
ha eric! all the haters talking bout dudley and liza cant handle a limey hippie hittin a pretty lil white girl. russ funny as hell
He's still a junkie, I did crack with him 2 weeks ago.
A cross between cher and frankenstien
he looks like Rocky Dennis
What's the matter, never seen anyone from the planet Vulcan before?
She is dressing him better.
Why Katy? Why that dude? He is soooo not cool!
Katy Perry is a liberal stooge.
Who is this tard?
Dr Mr. Brand,
YOU'RE NOT FUNNY!!!!
The Society for the Preservation of Real Comedians
maybe you should stick to renting old jerry lewis "films" and reruns of the dean martin celbrity roast. contemporary comedy is not held to a reaganesque censorship and is actually relevant to what's going on in society. russel brand will not be doing any jimmy duranty skits or liza minelli prat falls (oops maybe she was just stinking drunk).
Wow! And here I thought taste in comedy was an individual taste - like art and music and food. Good to know there's someone out there who makes the determination for all of us. (If allowed an opinion, mine is that Russell Brand is one of the most intelligent, funniest people around, and endlessly interesting. He is also capable of contemplating some of the larger issues in life in a rather serious way. Rock on, Russell!)
I hate to be doom and gloom (well, no I don't), but I wonder how long he will last "sober" now that he is at the top of the food chain in Hollywood.
He's been at the top in London for quite sometime now, he's no stranger to being in the spotlight or success, and America gets drank under the table when it comes to over-seas, I'm sure he won't have a problem with this pathetic party scene we have here in the states. Funny guy, Katy perry is smoking hot. Good for him, stay up homie.
This movie never should have been remade. Its a shame.
Why remake this movie? They certainly wont do better than Liza and Dudley.
Have you seen the trailer with Jennifer Garner where he's scared to death of her? They walk out of the restaurant and he's asking the other customers to help him get away from her. It's hilarious! It looks like the rare remake where it's funnier than the original and I'm really looking forward to it.
liza minelli sucks...sucked way back when, sucked in arthur and sucks now. sickening untalented drunk. dudley moore was ok, his "arthur" was bad. by the time he made it he was almost irrelevant, and liza minelli was most certainly never relevant outside of gay circles and "hepcat" old people clubs. at least russel brand is fresh and funny. but i agree they shoud have never rehashed a bad movie to begin with.
Really weird couple, in general...
At first did not get this guy but he is actually pretty funny and a good actor.
His interview on Larry King was genius. One of the funniest pieces of live TV I've ever seen.
A little torpedo of truth for ya...AA has a 5% success rate.
Is that you Charlie ? Give the guy a break. He's doing great and it's working for him. He must be in that 5%. Give credit when credit is due.
I am also a member of AA and that is statistic is a distortion and not based on fact in any way. If you actually work and complete the 12 steps of AA it has a 100% success rate. If you merely attend an AA group and do not complete the 12 steps maybe 5% is accurate. It is like saying someone enrolled in college that does notattend classes and do thier homework won't learn anything duh!
Success rate...meaning someone goes and stays sober indefinately...then yes 5% sounds accurate. I relapsed twice in the program but now have over a year of sobriety...maybe I'm not that 5% of success....but considering I couldn't go more than 4 days without a drink...and then after going to meetings I went 3 months...then 6 months....now I'm over a year... that may not put me in the success category of 5%, but the peace of mind, serenity, and happiness that I have in my life now is better than being part of a statistic. Also, even though the percentage is low....AA still has the highest rate of success than any other way of ceasing alcohol use.
Congrats, Rachel! Keep it up!
aa is for quitters
Hey Malibu MEssiah...don't knock it until you try it.
8 yrs, good for you! Pat yourself on the back!! Keep it up!!!
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