You know how Katy Perry's Part Of Me documentary showcased her and Russell Brand's deteriorating relationship, culminating in their divorce via text?
Well, apparently, Russell was making a documentary of his own at the exact same time called BRAND: A Second Coming which just premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival on Friday night… except he didn't attend!
After filming for seven years, the 39-year-old decided that seeing his marriage fall apart for a second time on-screen was just too much.
He shared a statement on his website apologizing to the film's director, Ondi Timoner, saying:
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Keanu Reeves' may be mostly known for his work with The Matrix for most young people these days, but to older folks… well, he'll always be our favorite Cali kid from the movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and its sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.
Well, it turns out that Keanu will be helping out his old friend and co-star from those movies — Alex Winter — and the way he'll be helping him out is by
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star was scheduled to give the keynote address at this year's SXSW festival, where Brand: A Second Coming — filmmaker Ondi Timoner's documentary about him — will premiere.
Unfortunately for those looking forward to that speech, Russell has officially cancelled.
Why? Because the movie kind of depressed him. He explained: