Oscar winner Russell Crowe stars in the upcoming "Robin Hood" movie, but will the former "Gladiator" sport the famous green tights?!
Crowe tells "Extra's" Mario Lopez, "Tights were invented some 400, 500 years after we're setting the story." He jokes, "It's not tights but I do have a pretty nice, snazzy pair of leather pants with a rather large cod piece."
The 44-year-old stud is excited to start filming. He says, "I think it's an incredible opportunity to take an iconic story and make a fabulous contemporary action adventure romance movie." Crowe continues, "We have an incredible cast around us... We'll try to rob from the rich and give to the poor and kick some ass on the way."
When asked about his wife and two sons, Crowe beamed, saying, "I'm away from them now since I'm working, but they'll be here in about four weeks and I'm just counting down the days." The actor says his children have "changed his life and he's a "much better person."
It's no secret Crowe has singing chops -- and he's ready to use them on the big screen. When asked if he would ever star in a musical, Crowe answered, "If the right thing came along. There is a film that I'm looking at next year based on a book from an Australian writer, which has a character within the book that plays in a band."
Before "Robin Hood," Crowe takes on the big screen next month in the crime drama "State of Play."
Tinseltown's leading ladies enjoyed a night out at Elle magazine's 15th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute -- and "Extra" was on the red carpet when starlet Anne Hathaway admitted her envy of "SNL" funnywoman Tina Fey!
Hathaway told "Extra" she received "really positive" feedback on her recent "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig -- and loved Fey's impersonation of Sarah Palin. "I was jealous because I wanted to do that," Anne admits, "but you can't -- Tina Fey owns that."
Fellow attendee Halle Berry showed off her post-baby body -- and dished about motherhood with baby Nahla. "It's good... better than I could've imagined," Halle said, adding that she's doing it all by herself. "No, I don't have a nanny... not right now."
Fellow mama Jennifer Lopez left hubby Marc Anthony on baby duty with the twins, Max and Emme. "We carry the ball most of the time," Lopez joked. "Every once in a while it's good to let them feel what that's like."
Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe reunited on the red carpet Sunday night for the premiere of their spy thriller "Body of Lies." It's been 13 years since the two appeared on the big screen together in the oater "The Quick and the Dead."
They've teamed up for the "Body of Lies," based on the novel by the same name, which follows a CIA operative who goes to Jordan to track a high-ranking terrorist.
Russell joked about his sexy co-star to "Extra," saying, "I like Leo, you know not everybody does. But I do." Leo had only nice things to say about Russell, revealing, "He's not the stoic, brooding kind of actor you'd think he might be."
"Body of Lies" rolls into theaters October 10.
"Extra" sat down with "Body of Lies" star Russell Crowe at the NY premiere of the action-packed flick -- and the Aussie actor kidded with "Extra" about his son, Tennyson, marrying pal Nicole Kidman's daughter, Sunday Rose!
"Both were born on the same day -- two years apart, but both born on the 7th of July. I think Nicole sees that as a form of destiny and she's ready to do deal now," Crowe joked.
Russell reunited with former co-star Leonardo DiCaprio in "Body of Lies" -- and, despite rumors he wants to settle down, Leo reveals that he won't be saying "I do" anytime soon! "There's no new news whatsoever," the "Titanic" star explained. "I did an interview where somebody asked me if I believed in the foundation of marriage and my answer was, 'Yes, I think it's a good thing,' but no new news."
Russell Crowe dished to "Extra" about packing on the pounds for his new role in "Body of Lies" -- and how becoming a dad has changed his outlook on life.
"The drinking thing has sort of taken a different place in my life since I had kids," Crowe admits. "There are a whole lot of things I don't do anymore because it affects my level of patience." The father of two added, "I don't want to be in that place where I'm exasperated with these beautiful children."
Crowe gained 63 lbs. for his role in the upcoming thriller "Body of Lies" -- and the Aussie star took the most direct route to pack on the weight. "I'll have the cheeseburger for breakfast, thank you," he joked to "Extra."
Russell is also rumored to be starring alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Guy Ritchie's mystery film, "Sherlock Holmes" -- and the "Gladiator" confesses he wants to work with Madonna's man! "I'm really interested in working with Guy Ritchie," says Crowe. "I think he's a stylish film maker." He's interested, but Jude Law has apparently nabbed the role.
The actor also set the record straight on rumors he helped his rapper pal Snoop Dogg land an Australian visa, saying, "Yeah I did -- all my experiences with him, he's always been a cool guy."
It's been fifteen years since Hollywood hotties Russell Crowe and Leo DiCaprio starred together in "The Quick and the Dead" -- and "Extra" is behind the scenes of their silver screen reunion in "Body of Lies."
Crowe went on the record about working with the "Titanic" hunk, saying that working with DiCaprio is "pretty much exactly the same... except he can drink legally now and he's no longer a virgin!"
The "Gladiator" also told "Extra" about a practical joke he played on Leo while the two filmed the western. "I'd wait until he was sitting in the makeup chair and I'd walk past him and go "Achoo!" and I'd squirt the atomizer so just little bits of fine mist would form on his face and he'd obviously assume it was mucus." On hearing the truth, DiCaprio laughs, "I'm really happy. It's been bothering me for decades."
The Aussie actor is sporting longer hair for his new flick about Robin Hood, and admits that he hasn't taken to his long locks, saying, "It's like walking around with a dead koala on your back."
Catch DiCaprio and Crowe's onscreen reunion when "Body of Lies" opens October 10.