Paul Bettany's British moan
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 March 2010
English actor Paul Bettany has blasted British people living in Los Angeles, admitting he avoided them when he lived there
Paul Bettany hates Los Angeles because there are too many British people there.
The London-born actor - who raises two children,12-year-old Kai and Stellan, six, with wife Jennifer Connelly - is happy that the family now live in New York because he hated encountering his fellow countrymen who don't understand US humour.
He said: "I think it's a fallacy about the English sense of humour. Los Angeles is full of English people that say Americans have no sense of irony. Actually, Americans have a lot of irony, and you just haven't noticed. That's the one thing I loathed about Los Angeles - the f***ing Brits.
"I avoid the ex-pat community. You know what's so depressing? Going to pubs in America to watch football. It's not the same and I don't want to pretend it's the same."
While the 38-year-old star settled quickly into life in New York, he admits he occasionally pines for his home country.
He added to Britain's FHM magazine: "I got used to New York quickly, but getting used to not going home took longer. I missed specific things like mates and certain pubs."