The decade's most triggering comedy
Actor Russell Crowe said he’s taken so many questions about the upcoming film “Gladiator 2” that producers should pay him.
Crowe took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in 2001’s “Gladiator” — but as he informed reporters at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the follow-up film does not include him.
“They should be f***ing paying me for the amount of questions I am asked about a film I am not even in,” the actor complained.
“It has nothing to do with me. In that world, I am dead. Six feet under. But I do admit to a certain tinge of jealousy, because it reminds me of when I was younger and what it meant for me, in my life,” he continued.
Crowe went on to say that, while he certainly did not have any specific information to share about the film, he had every reason to believe that director Ridley Scott would deliver another story worth watching.
“I don’t know anything about the cast, I don’t know anything about the plot. I am dead!” He said again, adding, “But I know that if Ridley has decided to do a second part of the story, over 20 years later, he must have had very strong reasons. I can’t think of this movie being anything other than spectacular.”
in addition to discussing his own recent work in films like “The Pope’s Exorcist,” Crowe weighed in on his own future in Hollywood as he approached his 60th birthday.
“You are standing in front of the mirror, and go: ‘Who the f*** is that?’ I am in that period now,” he said. “I will take Ridley Scott as my role model: he is still discovering new things in his work. Or I will just stop and you will never hear from me again. I haven’t decided what it’s going to be. These are two very valid choices.”