Before Russell Brand started a YouTube news show and wrote a book about broken politics, he used to be in movies. It's true! Remember the time they presumably Got Him to the Greek? I kind of do! Anyway, Brand says he's probably not going to do that sort of thing anymore.
Does that mean that there will be no more acting, no more Hollywood?
Brand pauses. "It probably does mean that, yes," he says, hesitantly, as if making up policy on the hoof. But he's not going to quit comedy, he says, because he loves performing. When I ask how lucrative it is, he shrugs.
"It makes me scared if I think about money too much, then it makes me feel guilty. The only thing I tell the people who look after my money is, 'Make sure my fucking taxes are 100 per cent legitimately paid,' and then I do my own shit."
The revelation that Brand might be done acting passes without comment from Financial Times journalist Lucy Kellaway, who spends the rest of the interview asking different versions of, "Isn't capitalism basically good, and aren't you pretty much crazy?"
Brand parries with his familiar rhetoric about collective action in the face of what he sees as a failed system, and they eventually (almost) kiss and make up.