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Kristen Bell threatened to 'hit' Russell Brand on set of Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Kristen Bell threatened to 'hit' Russell Brand on set of Forgetting Sarah Marshall

She said she 'intimidated' the comedian

Kristen Bell once revealed that she ‘intimidated’ her Forgetting Sarah Marshall co-star Russell Brand and threatened to 'punch' him.

The 43-year-old star played the titular character in the 2008 rom-com alongside Brand, who played her on-screen partner Aldous Snow.

Comments made by Bell during the press tour for the flick have resurfaced after allegations of sexual assault have been made against Brand.

The 48-year-old comedian was the subject of an investigation by The Times, Channel 4 and The Sunday Times, which featured interviews with four women who accused him of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013. Brand has denied the allegations.

In an interview with the Scottish Daily Record back in 2008, Bell said she was aware of Brand’s reputation as a ‘womaniser’ but that he hadn’t tried it on with with her ‘because he knew that I would literally punch him in the face’.

She added: "He didn't try to mess with me or get in my pants. "He knew I would lop his n**s off."

While in an interview with the Daily Mail, she shared: “He knew I wouldn’t stand for any of his nonsense.”

Kristen Bell and Russell Brand in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Universal Pictures

Bell also admitted to not knowing who the comedian and actor was until looking him up on Google.

She told the publication: “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 ten minutes of how famous he is in Britain by going, ‘It’s so weird not to be recognised here’.

“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.”

Bell’s remarks have come to light following the explosive claims made in a Dispatches documentary that aired at the weekend.

One woman alleges that the British comedian raped her against a wall in his home in Los Angeles.

She was treated at a rape crisis centre the same day, according to medical records.

She later sent him a text explaining that she felt she had been taken advantage of, adding: “When a girl say[s] NO it means no,” to which Brand allegedly replied and said he was ‘very sorry’.

Russell Brand has denied the accusations made against him.
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A second woman said Brand assaulted her when she was 16 and still at school, and he allegedly referred to her as ‘the child’ during a relationship that lasted for about three months.

She claimed that he ‘forced his penis down her throat’, making her choke.

Brand has denied the accusations - in a video he shared online before the documentary aired, he said: "As I've written about extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous.

"Now, during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual. I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent, and I'm being transparent about it now as well.

"And to see that transparency metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question, is there another agenda at play?"

Featured Image Credit: Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb / Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Russell Brand