Irish Up

Why don't the little people understand just how hard it is being a super-star movie actor? And doing a promotional tour for a movie - it's hell!

It was the equivalent of waving a red flag in front of a bull. Russell Crowe - already smarting over the critics' reaction to his portrayal of Robin Hood - stood accused of making the hero of Sherwood Forest sound a little Irish. Interviewer Mark Lawson should have known what was coming. There was a simmering denial, an expletive or two and a rather sudden end to the conversation.