Russell Crowe 'a potpourri of foulness'
Los Angeles - Russell Crowe is refusing to wash on the set of his new movie.
The Oscar-winning actor is playing the title role in Darren Aronofky's new movie Noah and sources say he is shunning many of the modern world's inventions in order to get into character from the biblical times.
However, this includes not showering and or using deodorant which has not gone down well with the other members of the cast and crew.
One source told National Enquirer: "He's been experimenting with skipping showers, which is something he did on Gladiator as well, to get an appropriately gritty look. He has to look like a very old, very weather man for this movie but you don't want to be inhaling when he walks past. He reeks!"
Russell has also gained 7kg for the role but sources say it is not helping his personal hygiene.
The insider added: "All of this is combining to make a potpourri of foulness and everyone is counting down the days until the project is done!"
The movie is set to premiere in the US on March 2014.