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Russell mixes up his actors

comedyRussell Brand admitted hat put his foot in it when he ran into actor Sam West at the National Theatre last week.

The comic gushed to the son of Timothy West and Prunella Scales: ’I very much enjoyed you in The Big Short.’

West replied with a ‘Bless you’, but Brand said: ‘I thought: he’s trying to be nice there, but it’s mixed in with something.’

‘I then realised he’s not in The Big Short, it’s Rafe Spall — Tim Spall’s son. I indicated that I see him in the category of sons of famous people.

‘That’s literally the non-racist version of when Samuel L Jackson got a compliment for a film that Denzel Washington was in.’

Although Brand also got that wrong, as the Daily Mail pointed out. He was thinking of the American reporter who congratulated Samuel L Jackson on a Suerbowl advert Laurence Fishburne was in…

Published: 24 Sep 2017

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