Before Russell Brand was a huge movie star, he was a really successful stand-up comedian. Now that his late-night show BrandX has been on the air for a few weeks, he's ready to return to his roots.
Despite a new love interest and a successful film career, the Get Him To The Greek star recently revealed that he's felt "a bit unfulfilled" lately, saying:
"I started to feel a little bit unfulfilled. I missed being around an audience, I missed being really honest and truthful."
He continued to explain that being an actor was a natural progression, but now he's happy getting "cast in things once in a while" and elaborated:
"People went, 'Do you want to star in movies?' I went, 'All right, I'll try all of that.' But now I know what 'that' is, I think I'll just get cast in things once in a while. Having investigated it, I now think, 'No, stay true to what it is you actually do and what you're supposed to do.' And that is comedy, about things that are challenging and unsettling but ultimately very warm and loving."
While he seems to favor working on his new show, fans of Russell's appearances on the silver screen shouldn't be too disappointed because he added:
"I'm going to continue to make films because I think they're prestigious and they can be really enjoyable. But I suppose as an artist you want to be engaged creatively by what you do in a real way, so yeah, certainly I feel more directly engaged by this show."
We're glad he's found something that he truly enjoys and hope it lasts. Still, we hope he continues to make LOLtastic comedies for us to watch at the movie theater!
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