Once upon a time, Russell Brand and Katy Perry were one of those Hollywood couples that people pointed to as the ideal mix of sexy and funny; they seemed perfect together. Nowadays, what once seemed like a fairy tale romance now feels more like “The War of the Roses.”
In his latest attack following the demise of their 14-month marriage, the British comedian is saying in a new documentary that he found her “vapid, vacuous and plastic.”
In the documentary “Brand: A Second Coming,” the star of the “Arthur” remake says that when he went to Africa in 2010 for Comic Relief, seeing people living in poverty made him question the authenticity of his own life. “The stuff in Africa hit me really hard.”
“I’m associated with the very thing I detest: vapid, vacuous, plastic, constructed, mindless celebrity,” Brand rants as the cameras follow him to Africa. “That’s the very sea we’re swimming in, ‘Oh, who’s he?’ ‘He’s married to Katy Perry.'”
At another point in “Second Coming,” Brand’s friend/fellow comedian Stephen Merchant comments that he doesn’t think the marriage will last. “It’s definitely good I’m with someone I love; but it’s not a resolution to anything spiritual,” Brand says. “This is my suspicion, that at some point, to be happy, I’m going to have to walk away.”
According to Perry, Russell Brand broke the news that he wanted a divorce two years ago with a text message. She says that the two haven’t spoken since.