Russell Brand: Fame Hasn't Made Me Happy

Russell Brand: Fame Hasn't Made Me Happy

The comedian grew up dreaming of becoming famous, but he admits life in the spotlight isn't what he thought it would be. (Photo By Getty Images)
 
Russell Brand grew up craving a glittering showbiz career, but now that he has it, it's not quite as fulfilling as he imagined.

He said: “I’m famous now. I didn’t used to be but, when I was younger, I always wanted to be famous.

“I thought it would make me happy. But now I’ve got fame and some of the things that I thought would make me happy -- it ain’t worked.

"It’s just peculiar to me, a lad growing up in Essex, London, that I would attach such importance to becoming famous and things, and it’s not all that good.”

Despite his gripes, 35-year-old Russell admits he doesn’t expect people will have much sympathy.

Filming a documentary about happiness at Los Angeles’ ACME Club, he said: “I can imagine what people will say, ‘Wasn’t it as good as you anticipated? Was it when you were single and all the sex and the boozing that was disappointing? Or is it really starting now you are living in a mansion with three cats and Katy Perry? You have suffered."

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Russell Brand Actor/comedian Russell Brand attends The David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness launch press conference at the Paley Center For Media on December 13, 2010 in New York City. 
Actor/comedian Russell Brand attends The David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness launch press conference at the Paley Center For Media on December 13, 2010 in New York City.
(December 12, 2010 - Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images North America) 
 
 
Russell Brand Designer Donna Karan, director and philanthropist David Lynch and actor/comedian Russell Brand attend The David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness launch press conference at the Paley Center For Media on December 13, 2010 in New York City.
 Designer Donna Karan, director and philanthropist David Lynch and actor/comedian Russell Brand attend The David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness launch press conference at the Paley Center For Media on December 13, 2010 in New York City.
(December 12, 2010 - Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images North America) 
 
 
Russell Brand Actor/comedian Russell Brand and director and philanthropist David Lynch attend The David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness launch press conference at the Paley Center For Media on December 13, 2010 in New York City.
 Actor/comedian Russell Brand and director and philanthropist David Lynch attend The David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness launch press conference at the Paley Center For Media on December 13, 2010 in New York City.
(December 12, 2010 - Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images North America) 
 
 
Russell Brand Actor Russell Brand arrives at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
 Actor Russell Brand arrives at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
(February 12, 2011 - Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America) 
 
 
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