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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

'Nail in the coffin of his career:' Katy Perry flies to Russell Brand's side as he is panned by critics for his role in Arthur

By JODY THOMPSON

Reunited: Katy Perry jetted into New York today from Glasgow where she was performing in her California Dreams tour especially to be reunited with Russell


He may have been slated for his performance in his latest film Arthur, but there is no doubt that Russell Brand's wife Katy Perry is his biggest fan.

The pop star jetted into New York today from Glasgow where she was performing in her California Dreams tour, especially to be reunited with Russell.

The two were spotted walking into a Manhattan hotel after Russell picked his wife up from the airport.


Undercover: Katy, who appeared to be in the same outfit from her flight in a black and gold Adidas tracksuit, preferred to stay hidden behind a protective Russell


Her visit also comes as a show of support for Brand after critics panned his remake of the late Dudley Moore's famous role as Arthur.

Katy, who appeared to be in the same outfit from her flight in a black and gold Adidas tracksuit, preferred to stay hidden behind a protective Russell.

The 26-year-old singer also donned a pair of oversized sunglasses and a beanie for her undercover look.

Russell also went casual in a pair of jeans, a grey t-shirt and a leather bomber jacket.


Taking it on the chin: Russell Brand, pictured here last night at the Arthur New York premiere, hasn't exactly had rave reviews for the movie


Katy's latest trek back to the U.S. comes after Russell attended the premiere of his new film Arthur last night.

Still in the UK yesterday, Katy missed out on the event but she tweeted her excitement for her husband and their forthcoming reunion.

'I can't wait to see you... As #ARTHUR! @rustyrockets hope it's all going amazing!,' she wrote.

But critics poured scorn on the 35-year-old star's acting aspirations today, with one describing Brand as 'just not that funny' and that the movie 'should put a nail in the coffin' of his film career.


On the red carpet: The funnyman with his Arthur co-stars Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig and Dame Helen Mirren


The film, also stars, 65-year-old Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, 38, and Nick Nolte, 70 - but it is Brand's appearance which has drawn the most opprobrium.

Writing on the Huffington Post website, film critic Marshall Fine slammed Brand saying: 'If anything, this movie should put a nail in the coffin of Russell Brand's career as a movie comic because, well, the guy's just not that funny.

'Particularly not when he assays an entire role in that high, whiny, little-boy voice that he uses here.'


Big screen pairing: But critics have said that the hoped-for chemistry between Helen and Russell just isn't there



Not top hole: The overall view from American critics has not been positive though it's unclear if the millionaire husband of popstar Katy Perry is concerned



Putting on the top hat: Madame Tussauds worker Amy Williams puts the finishing touches to Russell's waxwork in London


Dame Helen, who plays Arthur's nanny in the film, said of Brand: 'He's got a good heart. He's kind, generous and fantastic to work with.'

Meanwhile, a new waxwork dummy of the comedian was unveiled today at Madame Tussauds in London ahead of the UK release of the movie on April 22.

Perhaps some of the U.S. critics might prefer the model to the star's appearance on screen...


Top tipple: Russell plays a drunkard playboy millionaire in the movie


Arthur - Official Trailer



source: dailymail