Kristen Bell Warned Russell Brand Not To ‘Try Anything’ With Her In ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’
A 2010 interview with Kristen Bell has resurfaced amid rape, sexual assault, and abuse allegations against Russell Brand. Bell, who starred alongside Brand in the 2008 movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, made it clear from the beginning that she would not tolerate any inappropriate behavior from him.
In the interview with the Daily Mail, Bell stated, “I made it really clear from the beginning that I would sock him in the balls if he tried anything. So he was intimidated, truth be told.”
Brand played Bell’s love interest in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, a romantic comedy written by Jason Segel and also starring Mila Kunis and Paul Rudd.
Bell’s Dynamic with Brand
Despite Bell’s warning, she expressed her admiration for working alongside Brand. In various interviews promoting the film, Bell spoke positively about their dynamic. She stated, “I may be the only woman in the world who would shout that from the rooftops, but I did.”
Bell also discussed her firm stance towards keeping her personal boundaries intact. In an interview with the Scottish Daily Record in 2010, she revealed, “He didn’t try to mess with me or get in my pants. He knew I would lop his nuts off.”
Brand’s Recent Allegations
Brand has been facing multiple allegations of sexual assault, which he vehemently denies. In a video posted on X (formerly Twitter), Brand addressed the disturbing letters he had received, stating that he refutes the serious allegations made against him.
The recent allegations against Brand have brought attention to past comments and aspects of his personal relationships. In a 2013 interview with Vogue, his ex-wife Katy Perry hinted at knowing the “real truth.” Perry discussed feeling controlled and upset by Brand during their relationship.
Although Perry claimed responsibility for the relationship’s end initially, she later discovered information that she keeps “locked in [her] safe for a rainy day.” She has moved on from the situation, realizing that it was beyond her control.
The resurfacing of Kristen Bell’s interview and the allegations against Russell Brand shed light on the complexities of personal dynamics in the entertainment industry. Bell’s firm stance against any inappropriate behavior serves as a reminder of the importance of setting boundaries. As the allegations against Brand continue to unfold, it is crucial to remember the voices of survivors and to support their pursuit of justice.