In the new animated movie HOP (by the same folks who brought us Despicable Me), Russell Brand was given quite the opportunity. A chance to play a character not many get to play. He got to play the rebellious son of the one and only Easter Bunny. So does the funny man and hubby to Katy Perry believe in the Easter Bunny himself?
He recently sat down with a group of Mommy Bloggers to talk about the film and his wacky role, and if the Easter Bunny family is actually British?
Do you think it’s just natural that the Easter Bunny is British?
Russell Brand: Yes, because we’re exotic.
Did you celebrate Easter growing up?
Oh, you have to, don’t you? You get time off school. We weren’t so crazy about all the different traditions. Go on an Easter egg hunt. We don’t do that. Just have some Easter eggs. Someone just gives it to you. They take the narrative drama of finding it in a garden right out.
Did you get a basket?
Well, I never had a basket. I would just go down Woolworth’s and get a Cadbury’s egg. It was delicious.
Did you ever or do you now believe in the Easter Bunny?
I believe in the possibility of all things because of the nature of infinite space. If the universe is infinite, that means, inevitably, all possibilities exist.
So, somewhere, there is an Easter Bunny. Somewhere else, there’s a one-legged Easter Bunny. Somewhere else, there’s a robot Easter Bunny. There’s an Easter Bunny crossed with a Darth Vader because of infinity. With infinity, everything would occur.