Kristen Bell warned Russell Brand about “forgetting Sarah Marshall”

When Russell Brand played oversexed rock star Aldous Snow in the 2008 comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” co-star Kristen Bell strongly warned him about his behavior on set, the actress said in a resurfaced interview.

“I made it clear from the start that if he tried anything I would piss him off,” says Bell, 43, told the Daily Mail in 2010 the British comedian known for his promiscuity. “So he was intimidated.”

On Saturday, Brand, 48, was accused of sexual assault, rape and emotional abuse of four women ages 16 to 31 from 2006 to 2013. He strongly denies the allegations.

In another interview in 2010, shortly after Brand announced his engagement to pop star Katy Perry, Bell said said Britain’s Daily Record a similar story from her “Marshall” days with the comedian playing her sex-crazed new boyfriend.

“He wasn’t trying to mess with me or get in my pants,” she said. “He knew I was going to cut him off.”

Kristen Bell and Russell Brand
Kristen Bell told Russell Brand she would “kick his ass” if he attacked her while filming “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” she said in a recently resurfaced interview.
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The actress, aware of Brand’s bad reputation, added: “Russell loves it when everyone knows that he’s a womanizer and has done all these strange things, but I think that Russell is a very nice boy hidden, who hides secretly.”

In a video posted to Brand’s Instagram Before the joint investigation by The Times of London, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches was closed last weekend, the comedian denied all allegations, saying his sexual relationships were “absolutely and always consensual” and calling the report “a coordinated one Attack”.

The Times reported Monday that “several women” have come forward with information about Brand since the story was published. And brand manager Tavistock Wood has terminated his contract with the comedian.

Kristen Bell and Russell Brand
Brand played Aldous Snow, a sex-crazed rock star who begins dating Bell’s Sarah Marshall.
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The news has also reignited interest in an even earlier film role for Brand – as a teenager accused of violently attacking a man in the British crime series “The Bill.”

At a 1994 episode of the long-running ITV series Brand, 18, played Billy Chase, a petty thief who was arrested for almost killing a man, cutting his face and gouging out his eye. Like Brand, Billy categorically denies any wrongdoing.

“The fight two nights ago… you left a man behind to die!” an investigator shouts at him.

“I was never there!” replies the teenager.

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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