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Russell Crowe Storms Out Interview Over Robin Hood Accent Critique

May 14, 2010 10:00:10 GMT

The actor swore at radio show's broadcaster when asked if he purposely added Irish accent to his character in the action film.


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Russell Crowe angrily stormed out of a British radio interview on Wednesday, May 12, after the host told the actor his accent in "Robin Hood" sounded Irish. The famously short-tempered Oscar-winner was chatting to broadcaster Mark Lawson for BBC Radio 4's Front Row show when he was asked if he purposely added hints of the Irish dialect to his portrayal of the English folklore hero. An infuriated Crowe angrily questioned Lawson's opinion - before swearing at him.

Lawson asked the star, "The accent you've given him (Robin Hood). There are hints to me of Irish, but what.... were you thinking in those terms?" To which Crowe replied, "You've got dead ears mate, you've seriously dead ears if you think that's an Irish accent... B**locks."

And the interview didn't get any better when the presenter tried to change his line of questioning, with Crowe returning to the issue of the accent. The "Gladiator" star said, "I'm a little dumbfounded you could possibly find any Irish in that character, that's kind of ridiculous anyway but it's your show."

When Lawson tried to calm the actor by asking if the accent was supposed to hail from northern England - where Robin Hood is said to have grown up - Crowe snarled sarcastically, "No! I was going for an Italian (accent)... missed it? F**k me!" The star then walked out of the interview, adding, "I don't get the Irish thing by the way. I don't get it at all."


 




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posted by Matthew on Sep 05, 2010
It was at times Scottish, Yorkshire, a little Irish and at others non-descript northerner. What arrogance for him to walk out when an ENGLISHMAN, who by birthright alone is a better judge than himself, questions the accent. You're already not at the top of the popularity charts, Russ...so hey, way to improve your standings, mate. Wanker! Enjoyed the movie though, after getting over the multi-accented Crowe, that is.
posted by Cindy on May 14, 2010
Can we say prima donna....
posted by Lisa on May 14, 2010
Gosh he's embarassing. I seriously don't think there's anyone in the world who could possibly like him at all.
posted by jambutty on May 14, 2010
Crowe you are a wanker

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