Russell Brand Video Interview HOP

     March 30, 2011


With Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s CG/live-action family film Hop opening this weekend, I got to interview Russell Brand for our partners at Omelete.  In the film, James Marsden (Enchanted) stars as a slacker who finds himself taking care of the Easter Bunny (voiced by Brand) after he accidentally injures him.  Hop also stars (or features the voices of) Kaley Cuoco, Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins, David Hasselhoff, Chelsea Handler, Hank Azaria and Hugh Laurie.  You can watch some clips here.

During the interview, Brand talked about how Despicable Me got him this part, the recording process, how much was improvised, does he have a preference on where to do interviews, what’s his criteria for following someone on Twitter, does he get nervous before going on stage at Award shows or doing standup, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch:

Russell Brand

  • How I’m the first interview of the day
  • Does he have a preference for where to do interviews
  • I bring in a stuffed animal prop
  • Does the stuffed animal poop candy
  • What’s his criteria for following someone on Twitter
  • Did being in Despicable Me help you get this part
  • What was the recording process like
  • How much was improv versus scripted
  • We talk about how he has two big films coming out (Arthur and Hop)
  • Was he ever on set working opposite James Marsden
  • Does he ever get nervous before doing an award show or stand up



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