Brand on divorce, Baldwin and ‘sexual charisma’

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Russell Brand thinks his marriage to Katy Perry "did work out".

The 'Rock of Ages' star feels "really good" despite splitting up with the 'Firework' hitmaker in December, and admits he still loves the brunette beauty because they had a "really good" time in the 14 months they were married.

He said: "When I was married it did work out in a way because I was married for some time and that's really good and then you're not married and that's really good. You just have to have acceptance of things.

"She's a person that I love but now this a new time. We were suited for that amount of time but this is a new time."

The British funnyman quipped he was finding divorce proceedings difficult - because of the paperwork.

He joked: "I suppose the divorce is difficult because of the admin. There's a lot of admin."

Since splitting with Katy, the 37-year-old star has been improving his "sexual charisma" by regularly meditating and doing yoga.

He explained: "I'm in tune with some really beautiful things. I don't want to sound like a lunatic but if you meditate and do yoga you become attuned to a different energy that is constant and very, very beautiful.

"Some people call it God, some people call it karma or the cosmos but I call it sexual charisma."

Russell's latest film role sees him star in the movie adaptation of 1980s musical 'Rock of Ages' alongside Alec Baldwin, and the '30 Rock' star reminded him of a "big, hairy, powerful, sexy uncle".

Speaking on ITV1 show 'Lorraine', he added: "Nearly all of my scenes were with Alec Baldwin and he's lovely. He's like a big, hairy, powerful, sexy uncle which in the wrong circumstances can be a terrible thing but in my circumstances it was lovely.

"He's really friendly and really clever and he gave me wonderful advice." - Bang Showbiz


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