Russell Crowe Does 'Robin Hood' Rescue For Crewmember's Car 

Russell Crowe in 'Robin Hood' Russell Crowe in 'Robin Hood'

Russell Crowe is reportedly taking his latest role to heart.

According to the UK’s Mirror, the “Robin Hood” star gave generously to a crewmember after her car burst into flames on the way to the set.

Denise Yarde, a boom microphone operator, informed producers she’d be late to the set after the car went up in smoke. When she arrived, she complained that she’d have to buy a new one – reportedly earning a jibe from Russell.

“Well, I suppose it’s OK for you, Russell,” Denise reportedly fired back. “You’ve probably never had to worry about finding five grand for a new car.”

According to the Mirror, the apologetic actor then gave her 5,000 pounds (approximately $8,100) to help pay for her new vehicle, telling her, “There you go. You can buy a 10,000 pound car now.”

A source on the set reportedly told the tabloid that Russell was “known on the set for his generosity.”

“It was a lovely gesture by Russell,” the source added.

A rep for the actor was not immediately available for comment on the story when contacted by Access Hollywood.

“Robin Hood,” directed by Ridley Scott and co-starring Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian, is due in summer 2010.

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