Russell Brand finally breaks silence about the scandal on the BBC that ended with his resignation on Jonathan Ross being suspended. He chatted with the folks over at MTV.
He chats about how his life has changed this year:
“I’m spending a lot more time in America now. I’m meeting a lot more attractive American people. And I’ve grown an inch. I don’t want to tell you where, because I don’t want to embarrass you.”
Who he’d like to meet:
“I’d like to meet Woody Allen. I’d like to work with him, because I understand that he ignores you through the whole process. That would be fun. And I’m very keen to meet the actress Gianna Michaels. She can only be described as an adult-film actress. I urge you to look at the work of Gianna Michaels. I would be very interested in working with her in any capacity. She’s a very gifted woman.”
Is he being considered for a “Pirates of the Caribbean” film?
“I’ve seen some talk about that matter, but I think they’re still writing the script. Nonetheless, I am having a skull and crossbones tattooed on each of my nipples in anticipation of the plotline. I just hope it doesn’t affect my other work in Jane Austen adaptations.”
About what happened with the BBC:
“I don’t think anything could be worth the amount of press it’s gotten. I think the privately owned media used it as a way to try to destroy the publicly funded BBC. And also, it occurred during a time when the only news was about the credit crunch and the recession. And also, print media is dying because people get their news online now, so newspapers have to enhance their identity through opinion and comment and campaigning. This was a good opportunity for them to do that. It was regrettable. I apologized for it, but the ensuing publicity was just about selling newspapers.”
Does he feel guilty about it now?
“No. Absolutely not. I apologized for it. For me, it’s over”
Will he stop doing prank calls?
“No. It literally made no difference to the way I view the world. I did a thing that was naughty. I apologized for it. What happens after that, other people can speculate about.”