Saturday, May 18, 2013
As a comic, Brit Russell Brand can dish it out, but apparently he can't take it. The testy Brit threw a major temper tantrum late last week after BBC talk show host Graham Norton put him on the spot regarding ex-wife Katy Perry. The 37-year-old appeared on Norton's show to promote his new flick Rock of Ages. But for some strange reason, Brand became completely miffed when the topic of Perry was brought up. Brand immediately launched into a tirade about the line of questioning, telling Norton, "My mum is here. She got upset when you dragged up my marriage. I saw her cry, Graham. That's the reality because it's real people, Graham, that's my real mum. I have come here to promote a film and you made my mum cry. I don't see you as that sort of person, Graham." Of course, Brand's angry attitude put Norton on the defense. Norton explained it "would have been weird" not to broach the topic, especially since the "Wide Awake" singer had recently appeared on the show. That said, Brand refused to cut Norton any slack. Instead, the acerbic actor pressed on, telling Norton, "What I would have done, mate, in your position is come up to me before the show and gone 'Eh, listen it's a bit odd your ex-missus was on last week. I might mention it, is that OK?' But in all of the chatting and the research backstage, no one mentioned it." Although Brand eventually addressed his failed marriage, he made it clear there were plenty of hard feelings... at least between him and Norton. Said Brand, "If people get divorced, maybe that is a sad thing. I don't know, what is your show about?' Ironically, Brand appeared to have no problem discussing his wife of his 14 months when he appeared on Ellen recently. Obviously, there is a time and place for everything. And this wasn't it.