Russell Brand, 40, finally opens up on his short lived marriage to Katy Perry in a new film documenting his recent foray into world politics.
In the film ‘Brand: The Second Coming‘, dismisses his ex-wife and pop superstar Katy Perry as the “very thing (he) detest(s)”, the actor said their struggles started after a trip to Africa together for Comic Relief.
He said: “The stuff in Africa hit me really hard.”
“I’m associated with the very thing I detest: vapid, vacuous, plastic, constructed, mindless celebrity.
On life as Katy’s husband, he added: “That’s the very sea we’re swimming in. ‘Oh, who’s he? He’s married to Katy Perry’.”
In the documentary, directed by Ondi Timoner, lead singer of oasis and close friend of Russell, Noel Gallagher, is interviewed, giving his view on the conscious coupling.
The Oasis star, 48, said: “[Russell] calls me up once and says: ‘What happens when she wants to watch a film and I want to watch another film? It’s doing my head in!’
“And I was like, ‘Just let her watch the f****** film’.
“I knew at that point this ain’t gonna go much further.”
and he was right.
A source close to the singer said about the film: “It hurts like hell for Katy to re-live her painful marriage like this.
“She feels vulnerable and embarrassed.”
Brand however has tried to boycott the film calling it “intrusive, melancholy … painful and sad”. He is urging all his pals interviewed in the documentary to not attend the premiere after a falling out with the director.
Timoner, the director, said: “He asked me and wooed me into making this film but then didn’t like being documented.
“He knew he needed to finish this film somehow, he needed to let go, so he gave over creative control to me but when it came down to it, he couldn’t deal with it.”
Watch the trailer below: