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Radio host Lawrence Mooney recalls his bizarre night with Russell Crowe


‘I was pretty stoned’: Radio host Lawrence Mooney recalls his bizarre night with Russell Crowe at Sydney’s Crown Towers… and how he woke up next to a dying dog

Radio host Lawrence Mooney has recalled his very bizarre encounter with Russell Crowe at the Hollywood actor’s luxury suite at Sydney’s Crown Towers.

The 56-year-old revealed on Triple M’s Moonman in the Morning on Thursday how he ended up ‘pretty stoned’ and struggled to hold a conversation with Russell, 57, after being invited to his apartment one night with 12 other guests.

After eventually getting home, the comedian was lost for words when he awoke to find himself sleeping next to his dying dog who was wearing a South Sydney Rabbitohs cap.

Russell is a co-owner of the Rabbitohs NRL team. 

Odd night: Radio host Lawrence Mooney has recalled his very bizarre encounter with Russell Crowe at the Hollywood actor's luxury suite at Sydney's Crown Towers

Odd night: Radio host Lawrence Mooney has recalled his very bizarre encounter with Russell Crowe at the Hollywood actor’s luxury suite at Sydney’s Crown Towers

‘With one of the guests I shared a jazz cigarette [marijuana] and became very upended very quickly,’ Lawrence said on air.

‘I was, as the young people would say, pretty stoned.’ 

Lawrence, who had become ‘ill from illegal drugs’, recalled how he struggled to hold a conversation with Russell about his 2014 film Noah. 

‘I was staring at his head and it was like the bloody moon. It was massive and I couldn’t take my eyes off it,’ he said.   

Wild night: The 56-year-old revealed on Triple M's Moonman in the Morning on Thursday how he ended up 'pretty stoned' and struggled to hold a conversation with Russell (pictured) after being invited to his apartment one night with 12 other guests

Wild night: The 56-year-old revealed on Triple M’s Moonman in the Morning on Thursday how he ended up ‘pretty stoned’ and struggled to hold a conversation with Russell (pictured) after being invited to his apartment one night with 12 other guests

Lawrence went home when his wife Lou sent him a text explaining that their dog Rupert’s health had worsened after receiving a round of chemotherapy for cancer.

He arrived back with two Rabbitohs caps, which were gifts from the club’s celebrity owner, and fell asleep next to his pooch on the laundry floor.

‘I lie down beside it for the night, fall asleep, can’t go to work the next day, and wake up next to this balding dog that’s in the throes of the final part of its life wearing a Rabbitohs hat from Russell Crowe,’ he told his shocked co-hosts.   

Sick dog: Lawrence went home when his wife Lou (pictured) sent him a text explaining that their dog Rupert's health had worsened after receiving a round of chemotherapy for cancer

Sick dog: Lawrence went home when his wife Lou (pictured) sent him a text explaining that their dog Rupert’s health had worsened after receiving a round of chemotherapy for cancer

Russell has just finished filming his role as Zeus in Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster, Thor: Love and Thunder.

His next project is a psychological thriller called Poker Face.

The movie will commence filming next month in Australia, with parts being shot on the New South Wales east coast.

Aftermath: Lawrence got home and fell asleep next to his pooch on the laundry floor. When he woke up, the dog was dying and wearing a South Sydney Rabbitohs hat

Aftermath: Lawrence got home and fell asleep next to his pooch on the laundry floor. When he woke up, the dog was dying and wearing a South Sydney Rabbitohs hat

According to Deadline, Poker Face tells the tale of a tech billionaire called Jake (played by Russell) who gathers his childhood friends to his Miami estate for what turns into a high stakes game of poker.   

‘Those friends have a love-hate relationship with the host, a master game-player/planner, and he has concocted an elaborate scheme designed to bring a certain justice to all of them,’ Deadline reports. 

‘However, Jake finds himself re-thinking his strategy when his Miami mansion is overtaken by a dangerous home invader whose previous jobs have all ended in murder and arson.’ 

Keeping busy: Russell has just finished filming his role as Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder. His next project is a psychological thriller called Poker Face. Pictured in 2018

Keeping busy: Russell has just finished filming his role as Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder. His next project is a psychological thriller called Poker Face. Pictured in 2018



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