Russell Crowe has been doing interviews for "Robin Hood" and while sitting down with BBC Radio, he became aggravated when the interviewer said that he noticed a hint of Irish in the accent Crowe used for the film. "You've got dead ears, mate. You've seriously got dead ears if you think that's an Irish accent," said Crowe.
The actor then tried to continue with the conversation, but still couldn't let it go. "I'm a little dumbfounded you could possibly find any Irish in that character. That's kind of ridiculous, but it's your show," he added.
The interviewer then enraged Crowe further when he asked: "You were going for Northern English?" Crowe laughed and replied: "No I was going for an Italian, yeah. Missed it?"
Finally, the entire interview ended when Crowe was asked to comment on a line from "Gladiator." The actor stormed out and was heard saying: "I don't get the Irish thing, by the way. I don't get it at all."
Not true, go listen to the 5 Live podcast with Simon Mayo and the best critic out there Mark Kermode. The reporter Mark Lawson is on there and says Crowe did indeed finish the interview (they even play the interview on the podcast). It was obvious from the sound of it that Russell was a bit cross about the question but he didn't have a huge blow out and storm out. WP, I'm not one to give you guys sh*t, I use your site a lot, but this headline is quite misleading and flat out wrong.
th3d4rkknight-if thats true then i wont make fun of him for being such a giant p*ssy. maybe he got raped by an irishman and holds resentment towards them... COC did someone let you out of your cage again?
Crap accent Russ,from what i've heard it sounds like Aussie but with every forth word in a faint Yorkshire accent.The worlds not ready for the REAL english accent anyway,just the made up Queens english puffy one thats made up(Hugh Grant plum in mouth bollocks)
His english accent sounded fine in Master and Commander. I haven't scene Hood yet, but I couldn't imagine him no tbeing able to just duplicate what has done before. Nailing accents is one my favorite things about Crowe's acting. He should have ripped that interviewer's balls off.
I heard this movie is about as boring as they come. Any thoughts from those who saw it? I've had the weirdest felling about this ever since I heard they were filming it. There was practically no hype surrounding it which is never a good sign considering the major production it was. Were my fears confirmed?
@Sac: Robin Hood was boring. It looks reallt good and the acting is quite good, but there's no force in it. Stuff just happens.
But it was a victim of many rewrites, which all had ideas that seemed better than this.
agreed. this story has completely twisted it all. the whole interview suggests that the interviewer is for some psychotic reason trying to piss off a very infamously ill-tempered man. i didn't hear the irish in the accent, but then again i wasn't really listening for it. whatever, the man always delivers.