Russell Crowe's prank calls from Michael Jackson

Russell Crowe attends the Man Of Steel world premiere. Photo/AP
Russell Crowe attends the Man Of Steel world premiere. Photo/AP

Russell Crowe was plagued with prank calls from Michael Jackson after the superstar found out his phone number.

The Man of Steel star tells Britain's The Sun the late King of Pop used to bombard him with nuisance calls, but he never fell for the singer's practical jokes.

"Michael Jackson used to tease me on the phone," he says.

"He'd ring me and in a strong voice say, 'There is an emergency and you need to leave the building'. I'd ask, 'Who is this?' And he'd say, 'Do not worry Russell, just kidding, this is Michael'."

Jackson died in 2009.

- AFP

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