Bell and the British comedian worked together on the hit comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Kristen says she Googled Russell and discovered what a ladies man he was. She admits it turned her off immediately.
“I did a screen test with Russell before we shot Forgetting Sarah Marshall and I took one look at him and thought, He looks great. His trousers were tighter than mine and his jewelery was clanking all over the place, but he did his lines and just blew us all away. I had no idea who he was until I Googled him and saw what a little stinker he is with the ladies. He kept reminding us every 10 minutes of how famous he is in Britain by going, ‘It’s so weird not to be recognized here.”
She adds that Russell was anything but nice to her. He was a bit conceited and had an immediate dislike for her.
“He didn’t fancy me at all and in fact went out of his way to tell me how grotesque I was. And I certainly didn’t fancy him because he’s so high-maintenance – he took longer in make-up than I did.”