Former Big Brother’s Big Mouth host turned Hollywood movie star and comedian Russell Brand has spoken about how he wants to raise his child with fiance, Laura. He has stated that he may not “ever impose a gender upon” the child.
Russell Brand, who divorced pop superstar Katy Perry in 2011, was speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show in scenes due to be aired this weekend.
Views on child raising & gender
Brand said: “I read a different book every week and I read one on preparation for fatherhood to mentally prepare me for it. I don’t know that it has prepared me for it.”
“I’ve painted the room, I’ve done the things that you’re supposed to do, I’ve accepted the idea that that person will be more important than me, ‘Jesus Three’”
“I’m thinking of calling him or her, we don’t know the gender I may not even ever impose a gender upon it, let the child grow up and be the whatever the hell it is, never tell it there is such a concept.”
Views on Donald Trump
He also divulged that he had met Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, who offered him Mohammed Ali’s Heavyweight Boxing Belt in a perceived power play!
Russell explained: “He was actually really rude to me but I sort of like him a bit because I think he’s a wanton baby.”
“He invited me into his tower that’s got his name written on it which is sort of charming in a way, like a baby would [say] ‘My Tower’ so delightful his sense of arrogance I think if we’re really nice to him he’ll just settle down [like a child would] that’s my feeling.”
“When I met him I went in his office and he said ‘You can choose any one thing from the office’ and I thought that’s like a Willy Wonka move no? He had Mohammed Ali’s heavyweight boxing belt on the wall and loads of good sports memorabilia. I thought I should have some of that but then I thought no, then he’ll have one over on me so I just went, ‘I’ll have that pen mate’. Should have taken his hairdryer, that would have slowed him down a bit… He seems silly, that’s what’s amazing, sort of sweet and really silly, it’s sort of fascinating.”
These scenes will air in the Jonathan Ross Show, on Saturday at 10pm on ITV along with other guests, Alan Davies, Sharon Horgan and musical guests “Bros”.