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'Unfulfilled' Russell Brand taking break from acting

hollywood Updated: Jul 25, 2012 18:31 IST

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Comedian Russell Brand plans to return to his comedy roots as his movie career has left him unfulfilled.

Brand rose to fame as a TV presenter and stand-up comedian and later landed roles in movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshal, ‘Get Him to the Greek’ and a remake of Dudley Moore's Arthur.

But the 37-year-old star, who recently shared the screen with Tom Cruise in a recent movie musical Rock Of Ages, wants to take a break from acting and focus on his stand-up comedy show, BrandX.

"I started to feel a little bit unfulfilled. I missed being around an audience, I missed being really honest and truthful..,” the Daily Express quoted him as telling The Sunday Times Culture magazine.

"People went, ''Do you want to star in movies?'' I went, All right, I''ll try all of that.But now I know what ''that'' is, I think I''ll just get cast in things once in a while. Having investigated it, I now think, ''No, stay true to what it is you actually do and what you''re supposed to do.'' And that is comedy, about things that are challenging and unsettling but ultimately very warm and loving,” he said.

"I''m going to continue to make films because I think they''re prestigious and they can be really enjoyable. But I suppose as an artist you want to be engaged creatively by what you do in a real way, so yeah, certainly I feel more directly engaged by this show,” he added.