Russell Crowe kept reporters and fans waiting for ages before the red carpet began for the premiere of State of Play this week – thank God Helen Mirren’s amazing Donna Karan dress diverted people’s attention is all I can say! She looked totally smashing.
Russell made extremely light work of the red carpet in the end. The newly slimmed down star who plays Cal McAffrey in the film – a veteran reporter – was asked how it felt to fill the shoes of a journalist. He replied: “Very squishy and quite smelly!” Charming!
He was also asked how he felt about Cate Blanchett replacing Sienna Miller in the role of Maid Marian in his next film project, Robin Hood. He replied: “Well I appreciate Cate, but Sienna would have been wonderful in the role too!”
Reporters on the carpet also caught up with some of his Merry Men co-stars and they denied Russ being a hellraiser on set saying he was “the quiet one” of them all! Good to know!