In a profile in The Guardian, Russell Crowe claims that the late Michael Jackson used to prank call him while he was staying in hotels, even though the two had never met.
“For two or three fucking years,” Crowe said.
Crowe told the anecdote while complaining that being famous is a pain in the ass.
“I never met him, never shook his hand, but he found out the name I stayed in hotels under, so it didn’t matter where I was…”
“He’d ring up and do this kind of thing, like you did when you were 10, you know. ‘Is Mr Wall there? Is Mrs Wall there? Are there any Walls there? Then what’s holding the roof up? Ha ha.’”
Crowe told a similar story back in 2013.
“He’d ring me and in a strong voice and say, ‘There is an emergency and you need to leave the building.'”
“I’d ask, ‘Who is this?’ And he’d say, ‘Do not worry, Russell, just kidding, this is Michael.’”
“You’re supposed to grow out of doing that, right?”
Crowe would do well to remember what Jackson used to call his property out in Santa Barbara County.