Russell Crowe doesn’t get the Irish accent comment

Russell Crowe did an interview with Mark Lawson of BBC Radio 4’s Front Row where he remarked that Crowe’s accent in Robin Hood had a hint of Irish in it and asked what he was thinking of.

Crowe laughed off the question with grace and dignity. Just kidding. Crowe replied, “You’ve got dead ears, mate. You’ve seriously got dead ears if you think that’s an Irish accent.”

Lawson then got scared and said he only heard “hints” of Irish making Crowe angrier. Crowe said “bollocks” to Lawson and probably was searching for a telephone to throw at him.

Crowe returned to explaining the origins of Robin Hood but came back to the Irish thing. “I’m a little dumbfounded you could possibly find any Irish in that character. That’s kind of ridiculous. It’s your show. Whatever.”

Lawson asked, “So you were going for a northern English?” To which Crowe responded, “No, I was going for an Italian, yea. Missed it?” Burn!

Crowe then left but not before harping on the Irish comment again. “I don’t get the Irish thing brother, I don’t get it at all…”

To be fair, implying Crowe had an Irish accent is kind of insulting since his job is to act. It’s like Crowe asking if Mark Lawson sounded so monotonous on the radio on purpose or asking why the stripper giving you a lap dance looks at you with such soulless eyes.

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12 years ago

From all the segments I have heard so far the reporter is correct except it’s not just Irish his accent also keeps slipping into Welsh as well or it’s just regular Crowe, Now Friar Tuck definitely has a northern accent.