It may have rained what felt like forty days and forty nights, but that didn't stop Russell Crowe from keeping a revered English tradition.
While Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York City and forced a temporary halt in shooting on his latest flick, Noah, the Oscar winner decided to wait out the superstorm by enjoying a cup of Yorkshire tea.
"Found Yorkshire tea at Myers of Keswick on Hudson Street, NY. Teapot and 1953 coronation cup. Aah Tea, it's the ritual perfect for Hurricanes," Crowe tweeted on Monday.
Responding to a tweet by a follower not to make the herbal mixture out of an urn, the 48-year-old thesp added: "Absolutely. Nor does buying tea in a café suffice. It's the ritual. The making of…the brewing, from kettle to pot to cup."
How's that for a celebrity endorsement?
Crowe is currently working on the Darren Aronofsky-directed biblical epic. And as it happened, his costar Emma Watson couldn't resist noting the parallels between their film and real life.
"I take it that the irony of a massive storm holding up the production of Noah is not lost @DarrenAronofsky @russellcrowe," she tweeted.
Somehow we don't think it was.