Russell Brand wants to be a vicar.
The comedian has applied for a licence to officiate at marriages in the United States.
Apparently he stumbled across a website offering the qualification during an afternoon surfing the internet.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “Russell is genuinely interested in the idea of marrying a couple.
“Now he’s getting matey with Tom Cruise, his pals have been joking that he could do the honours at the star’s fourth wedding.”
While Tom is a Scientologist, Russell recently acted as master of ceremonies when the Dalai Lama addressed thousands of young people in Manchester, North West England last month.
He said beforehand: “I’ve made mistakes in the past, I won’t lie to you but this one I’m on my game! I’m going to crack on. I’m going to give the Dalai Lama the best show. I’m going to behave. He’s a holy man, it’s not pretend authority its proper authority of God!