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Brand: 'I'll do different roles in future'

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Russell Brand as Aldous Snow in Get Him To The Greek

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Russell Brand has said that he does not mind playing similar parts in his first film roles.

The comedian reprises the his Forgetting Sarah Marshall rockstar Aldous Snow in Get Him To The Greek but suggested to ShortList that he is not afraid of being typecast.

Brand said: "Down the road I will do different roles. But think of it - who are the best comic actors there have ever been? Richard Pryor, Jim Carrey, Steve Martin, Woody Allen.

"Jim Carrey - you know what's funny about him and what you want to see him do. Often, when those people go, 'Right in this film, I'm going to be completely different'. You think, 'No you f**king ain't! Do The Mask 4!'."

He continued: "I think at the beginning you have a bit where you go, 'This is what I am'. I'm at the very beginning of my career as a film actor.

"It's difficult because I come from TV in England and tabloids so people can go, 'Oh, he did take drugs, he does like women'."

Brand added: "But it doesn't make any difference whether you're playing a rock star or a farmer or an optician. It doesn't matter.

"I'm not a French hunchback with a lisp but I can pretend to do that. But if that's what you really want, go and get a French hunchback with a lisp. He'll be better at it!"

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