Comedian says he needs his ego massaging

Russell Brand admits he gets upset if people say mean things about him.

The comedian, 33, doesn’t take criticism very well.

‘I’m a very sensitive person,’ he says. ‘So I don’t like to read or hear anything negative about myself, under any circumstances at all.’

And he says it can make him quite an awkward person to work with.

‘I’m a difficult actor to direct,’ he tells The Observer magazine.

‘Because if the director says anything other than, “That was brilliant, amazing – how do you think of these ideas? Why, you’re so clever and very handsome”, I’m like: “Oh fine, f*ck you!”

‘I’d feel hurt, but I’d also think, “Leave me alone, I’m trying my hardest!”‘

Bronwen Roberts