Bros became the surprise his of the Christmas season thanks to their unintentionally hilarious documentary, After the Screaming Stops – but brother Luke is far from happy about it.
Luke, alongside twin Matt, appeared on the film to track their preparation for their first performance in 30 years, reflecting on their career and their damaged relationship in the process.
While there were several moments that were surprisingly poignant, the pair’s running commentary on their lives and poetic way of talking left them compared to David Brent from the Office – and Luke has now admitted it’s got to him.
Speaking to The Times’ Weekend, Luke said: ‘There is a contingent who like a freak show. They will always take the piss.
‘But if that’s their contribution to the universe then I pity them. I’m kinda sick of being ridiculed. I focus on the good people out there.’
However, he added: ‘Of course there are funny moments. We spoke passionately and spontaneously. We are working-class London boys. Our books weren’t books, they were record sleeves.
‘I know what I said about Rome was funny. I’m not stupid.’
Over the course of the two-hour movie, Matt was seen comparing himself and Luke to rectangles ‘which together made a square, which made a fortress’ and that ‘CNN was a thinking man’s reality show’.
Matt also claimed that Stevie Wonder made him realise not to be superstitious and that the letters h-o-m-e personified the word home to him.
Meanwhile Luke, who has launched a movie career since his time in the band, claimed that he was ‘twenty times bitten, a little shy’ and declared that ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they didn’t have a day.’
Bros: After the Screaming Stops is available now on BBC iPlayer.
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