Russell Crowe has raged at a
flight attendant after finding his wife had eaten his favourite chicken satay.
"If I tell you I want something, you put it aside for me. Or wake me up. Is
there some kind of language barrier here?" the actor reportedly told the flight
attendant on a chartered private jet during a publicity tour for his latest
film, A Good Year.
According to the New York Daily News, the New Zealand-born actor has a long
list of food demands in-flight, including red curry beef, chicken and cashews,
white-flesh fish, passionfruit, yoghurt and dandelion tea.
And according to the flight attendant, she was told by someone who has flown
with the Oscar-winning actor: "If one item is missing from this, you're going to
have a very long and difficult flight."
And so it proved.
When Crowe woke from a sleep and asked for the chicken satay, only to be told
his wife, Danielle Spencer, had eaten the lot, he took it out on the attendant
who told the News: "I've flown actors, singers, boxers, princes. He treated us
His lawyer denied the story.