Russell Brand Gets Noel Inspiration

Russell Brand based his latest film character on Noel Gallagher.

The British funnyman plays arrogant and drug-addled womaniser Aldous Snow in new movie 'Get Him to the Greek' and says hearing stories from the former Oasis rocker gave him the inspiration he needed for the role.

He told this week's ShortList magazine: "He tells you stories and you think, 'Oh my God, you decadent lunatics.'

"Tales of when there was still money in the music industry and they were all carrying on. So there are no direct references, but Noel is someone I have in mind. Mostly because Noel Gallagher doesn't care.

"Most people say, 'Oh I don't care what people think about me.' He actually doesn't. You're like, 'Don't say that! You'll ruin everything you've worked for,' and he's like, 'Don't f**king care, say what I want.'

"The way he sees it, as long as he can play guitar, people will always give him 10 quid and he'll be all right."

Russell - who is engaged to singer Katy Perry - says he loved playing Aldous because it gave him the chance to show off his inner rock star.

He added: "Yeah, it was like sanctioning a part of yourself you're always embarrassed about. Part of you thinks, 'I could be a rock star, couldn't I? Let me prove that by dancing along to Deep Purple.'

"It sanctions that kind of conduct, which normally takes place in bathrooms, like all good masturbation should. But it felt good, it was a good exercise for me."


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