British funnyman Russell Brand is desperate to begin work on his new film GET HIM TO THE GREEK - because his drug-addicted character is a reminder of his past.
Brand has been cast to reprise his Forgetting Sarah Marshall role as Aldous Snow - a rock star struggling to stay sober - in the forthcoming comedy.
And he's convinced playing a relapsed junkie will be therapeutic - because former addict Brand quit drugs and alcohol in 2003.
He says, "The opportunity to revisit it (drugs) without the consequences is exciting. I might even find a way of justifying using actual drugs. It’s like, ‘Well, this is acting. Come on'.”