Russell Brand isn`t worried about being typecast
The British funnyman - who is married to pop star Katy Perry - plays the title character in `Arthur`, a remake of the Dudley Moore movie about a drunk man and his long-suffering staff, but he thinks his choice of only taking comedic roles shouldn`t be an "issue" when put in context of other global events.
He said: "You know, when you consider the BP oil spill, the gradual ecological devastation of our planet, racism and warm, my being typecast doesn`t seem like such an issue."
Reformed addict Russell - who is now tee-total - also insisted his own experiences with alcohol and drugs in the past have done little to help him learn about the role because Arthur is a different kind of drunk to how he was.
He told Empire magazine: "Well, Arthur is a merry, twinkly drunk. He`s not a tortured, morally ambivalent, street walking, amoral, self harming psychopath. So my own experiences have been of little use."