Russell Brand and Katy Perry were one of Hollywood's most bizarre couples, splitting after only 14 months of marriage. Now, in an explosive new documentary, BRAND: A Second Coming, Brand slams his ex-wife for subjecting him to a lifestyle filled with 'mindless' and 'plastic' celebrities.
It would seem that when he made a trip to Africa for 2010's Comic Relief, he was suddenly hit with the profound realization that the life he was living was not a 'resolution to anything spiritual' and, in order to lead a happy and fulfilling life, he would, at some point, have to walk away.
Bashing the 'Fireworks' singer's lifestyle, Russell Brand, the British actor and comedian renowned for his outlandish style, claims he was desperately unhappy living an artificial existence. Or perhaps he was just a little peeved to be fighting for fame while withering away in Katy Perry's shadow.
"I'm associated with the very thing I detest: vapid, vacuous, plastic, constructed, mindless celebrity. That's the very sea we're swimming in, "Oh, who's he?" ... "He's married to Katy Perry."
The couple tied the knot back in 2010 and Katy Perry later revealed that Brand had brutally ended the marriage via text message 14 months later. Talking to The Sunday Times, she explained what a savage effect the break up had on her and, as a result, how it influenced her 2013 album 'Prism.'
"I was in bed for about two weeks. I was pretty f--ked, yes. It hurt a lot—I got a good knock. What I wanted to call this record [Prism] at first was Adult Reality because Teenage Dream was so high on that cotton candy cloud, and then it's like I got punched in the face and kicked down the stairs a couple of times. So I had to face the reality that things are not always on cloud nine."