There’s a new Easter Bunny coming to town…
Russell Brand!? Yep, the Brit funnyman plays the beloved rabbit in the upcoming comedy Hop. Here’s what he had to say to E! News in an interview about the role:
Kids Are Going To Think You’re The New Easter Bunny!?
Exactly! I’ll make them do whatever I want. I’m gonna take their money. I’m going to mess with people’s lives. I’m going to own Easter. And you know who the last person to do that was?…Jesus!
So You’re Saying You’re The News Jesus? [Laughs]
Yep, I’m the new Jesus! [Laughs] Or I’m the new Abraham! I’m the new Moses! I can do anything. I’m the new Easter Bunny and I s–t Easter eggs!
When asked about other potential roles…well, here’s what Brand had to say:
Did You Ever Think You’d Be Doing Shakespeare With Helen Mirren?
I’ve hoped to Shakespeare because I’ve trained to do it. But you never know how these things are going to come about.
A Lot Of People Don’t Know You’ve Studied Acting.
No and why would they? I suppose I don’t bring that to the forefront. But, yeah, it’s good to have an opportunity to venture into this kind of territory.