When Russell Crowe threw a log at Prince Andrew

May 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Russell Crowe London, May 11 (ANI): Russell Crowe shocked his co-stars on the set of ‘Robin Hood’ when he threw a log at visiting royal Prince Andrew, who is the second eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II.

The prince was visiting the set of Sir Ridley Scott’s film in Windsor Great Park - part of the royal family’s land - when Crowe threw a log prop at the prince to prove the royal heir is just a normal “bloke”.

“I’m happy he caught the log. It was an instinctive thing - it’s like when you are playing sport. I threw it where he had the best possible chance of catching it. The thing is, if I’d thrown it too hard I’d have made a complete jerk of myself, and it wasn’t about doing that.

“It was about showing a group of Englishmen, who were a little bit overawed with their prince being there, that’s he’s a bloke and is ready for a bit of fun,” The Daily Express quoted Crowe as telling Live magazine.

Crowe was charmed after meeting the prince.

“I really liked him. He’s smart, knowledgeable and very inquisitive. He told a funny story too. He said, ‘I was having dinner with my mother, and I asked her if it was appropriate that I wear a suit when visiting the film set.’

“And his mother, who is the Queen after all, said, ‘No Andrew, if you turn up in a suit people will think you’re a ninny (fool).’ Whatever I thought I knew about him changed completely. He was charming,” he said. (ANI)

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