AceShowbiz - Ondi Timoner breaks her silence regarding %cRussell Brand%'s no-show at SXSW coupled with his open letter that showed his lack of support for "Brand: A Second Coming". The director who serves behind the lens for the documentary admits she was "so disappointed" with the actor.
"He said to me, 'I'd say great [expletive] film, mate, except that it's about me. And I never wanted a film about me,' " she told LA Times. "And I'm like, 'Why wouldn't you want a film about you? You've written books about you. You do standup about you. But here I am doing that, and that's a problem?' "
Russell Brand previously explained his reluctance to watch the movie, "You'd think a narcissist would like nothing more than talking about themselves and their 'rags to riches,' 'hard luck' story but actually, it felt like, to me, my life was hard enough the first time round and going through it again was painful and sad."
"Ondi is a very beautiful person and a director of peerless integrity, I suppose what I didn't consider was that in letting go of the film, I was agreeing to be the subject of a biography. Posthumously this is a great honor but while you're alive, oddly intrusive and melancholy," he added.