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Kristen Bell heaps praise on 'softie' Russell Brand

Kristen Bell heaps praise on 'softie' Russell Brand © Dan Steinberg / AP Kristen Bell heaps praise on 'softie' Russell Brand


Kristen Bell says she saw a different side of Russell Brand when working with him on "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," in which the outlandish Brit played a rock star version of himself.

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She tells Britain's You magazine, "Russell Brand is such a softie. His public persona is just an act. I think that person exists in him, but I don't think that person is him. I worked alongside him so closely, and he is such a kind, gentle, lovely guy.

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"We had a lot of sex scenes to do together, and you'd think I would have come away with a ton of juicy stories, but I didn't. He was one of the most respectful scene partners I have ever had. We'd be in the bed between takes and he'd make sure that the sheet was pulled up so that I wasn't showing any flesh -- he was like a big brother. I feel lucky to know that side of him, and I wish more people did."

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