Crowe Caught Out By Son At Junket
RUSSELL CROWE's young son almost brought the Oscar winner's latest press junket with DENZEL WASHINGTON to a halt - when he insisted on telling the gathered journalists jokes. Young Charles was sitting on Crowe's lap as he and his co-star chatted to radio hacks about their new film American Gangster, but he became restless. Reporter Amanda Lornie says, "Russell was answering a question when his son interrupted him and commandeered the audience of radio journalists, saying, 'I'm gonna do some jokes. How do you stop a baby from walking? Pull off his arms and legs! Why did the orange stop in the middle of the road? Because he ran out of juice.' "It was a precious moment. Russell says to him in a sweet tone, 'All of these people are actually here working and we've got to answer the questions that they ask us because that's their job and that's our job today. So your comedy was really most appreciated but you want to go outside and play in the corridor for a while?' "But Charles was hooked. He said, 'Daddy, I want to do my tricks and make noise.' "Denzel found it all highly amusing - there was this tough guy actor getting caught out by this little fellow. He said, 'I got a feeling you got an actor here, Russell!'"