Russell Crowe has baffled fans by sharing a video of him combing his bushy beard while singing a hymn on Instagram.
The Gladiator posted footage of his grooming routine on Monday (23Jul18), showing him running a comb through his long, coarse grey beard as he bends over and watches what he’s doing in his recording device, which is placed on a lower surface, possibly next to a sink, in a bathroom.
Russell can be heard singing the Christian hymn In the Sweet By-and-By, including the lyrics, “In the sweet by-and-by, We shall meet on that beautiful shore” as he grooms the unruly facial hair, before taking a hairbrush and taming the long, damp hair on his head. He ends the video by staring directly into the camera as he sings the final “shore”.
In the caption, the actor, who previously showed off his singing skills in movie musical Les Miserables, wrote, “The actor prepares”.
Fans left comments wondering what role the Australian star was preparing for, and noted the footage was rather unnerving.
“Can’t wait to see what this is for. I have to say it’s kind of frightening!” one wrote, while another added, “Well that is a little creepy but I’m convinced, you’re good” and a third asked, “what happened with you.”
It is thought the 54-year-old has grown the facial hair to play Australian bushranger Harry Power, who sported a similar bushy beard, in biographical drama The True History of the Kelly Gang. The drama tells the story of famous bushranger Ned Kelly and his outlaw gang as they try to flee the authorities in the 1870s, and it is also set to star Nicholas Hoult and George MacKay.
Russell also gained weight recently in preparation to play disgraced Fox News boss Roger Ailes in TV movie The Loudest Voice in the Room.
– Cover Media0