Actor Hugh Grant recently had the chance to revisit comments from a past interview that he made about several of his former female co-stars.
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) April 17, 2016
When asked if he remembered some of the things that he said about his former leading ladies, Hugh Grant simply responded by saying “I think it was regrettable.”
In the original interview, Hugh was asked to use three adjectives to describe some of the female co-stars that were named off – starting with his Four Weddings and a Funeral co-star Andie MacDowell.
- Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral): “Southern belle. Charming. Gorgeous.”
- Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility): “Clever, funny, mad as a chair.”
- Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones’ Diary): “Delightful. Also far from sane. Very good kisser.”
- Sandra Bullock (Two Weeks Notice): “A genius. A German. Too many dogs.”
- Julianne Moore (Nine Months): “Brilliant actress. Loathes me.”
- Rachel Weisz (About a Boy): “Clever. Beautiful. Despises me.”
- Drew Barrymore (Music and Lyrics): “Made her cry. Stunning film-star face. Hates me.”
Graham Norton went down the same list to apparently give Hugh Grant a chance to confirm, deny or even change his opinion on quite a few of them.
When asked about Emma Thompson, Hugh was essentially able to have Graham Norton confirm his comment for him since he knew her as well.
— Hugh Grant News (@TT_HughGrant) March 5, 2016
Grant stated his original comments about Renée Zellweger were also “fair.” He further explained that the Chicago actress is “genuinely lovely” but “her emails are 48 pages long” and “you can’t understand a word of them.”
— RuthYenelfert (@RuthYenelfert) October 26, 2015
While reviewing the leading actresses that he claimed hated him, Hugh Grant said that his Nine Months co-star Julianne Moore “definitely” hates him. However, he seemed to clarify his “despises me” comment about Rachel Weisz, claiming that the two of them “got along fine.” When it came to Drew Barrymore, Grant explained a key moment in their working relationship while filming Music and Lyrics which may have caused him to comment the way that he did.
“She made the mistake of giving me notes.”
He turned to Meryl Streep, his newest leading lady in the upcoming film Florence Foster Jenkins and asked her how she would take that if someone tried to give her notes on set. Streep relied on her witty comic timing by responding directly to Hugh, saying, “I took them very well, didn’t I?”
Being in love with Hugh grant would be so much easier if he wasn’t such a jerk in real life :/
— Kaitlin Rose (@kaitlinmulvihil) January 15, 2016
@thesideofmyface I think “Insufferable jerk who thinks he comes across as a nice guy” is Hugh Grant’s best talent.
— Anthony Strand (@ZeppoMarxist) January 19, 2016
@megbowler I’ve seen every hugh grant movie okay it’s WAY worse
— a hot guy irl (@human_jerk) January 22, 2016
Hugh Grant seems like such a jerk BUT I LOVE IT
— natalie marshall (@natmarshall734) December 5, 2015
Watching the Hugh Grant movie where he is a successful, down on his luck bachelor who is taught to be less of a jerk by a B list actress.
— Brent (@Brentweets) January 22, 2015
Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep star together in Florence Forester Jenkins, a Stephen Frears-directed movie which is scheduled for its theatrical release late this month. Streep plays the titular character of Florence Forester Jenkins, an opera singer that is known for her horrible singing. Hugh Grant stars as St. Claire Bayfield, Jenkins’ second husband.
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