The pair starred together in the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and during the shoot in Hawaii, Brand, still in his pre-Katy Perry days and thinking he might be in with a chance with Bell, sent his other female companion home and tried to work his magic. However, none of it worked on the gorgeous Kirsten Bell.
“I made it really clear from the beginning that I would sock him in the b***s if he tried anything. So, he was intimidated, truth be told," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
“Actually, I loved working with Russell. I may be the only woman in the world, who would shout that from the rooftops, but I did. There"s a secret about Russell that he doesn"t show many people - one that"s really kind and considerate. True, he did say he found me repulsive and grotesque, but he realized saying stuff like that just got my funny bone. He"s a really sweet boy. Underneath that wig," added Bell.
Kristen made her name in the TV series Veronica Mars, playing the high school detective, and went on to star in Heroes, as the electricity-generating Elle Bishop, and is also narrator of Gossip Girl.
Kristen also admitted that Brand once played a prank on her grandfather - making him a series of calls and explicitly outlining his liaison with Bell.
“I would have hibernated and then gone and beaten Russell up. Sometimes, he goes too far and when you push the limit, there are consequences," she says, “Do I wish I could rip out the duct tape and just cover Russell"s mouth with it? Of course, I do," she concluded.
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