Drew Barrymore shares her thoughts on Hugh Grant’s much-discussed interview with Ashley Graham during the red carpet of the 95th Academy Awards last Sunday.
During their brief conversation, which has since gone viral, Grant answered most of Graham’s questions with short, blunt answers, prompting backlash from some fans.
The actress-turned-talk-show host who starred with the British actor in romantic comedy ‘Music And Lyrics’ (2007) claimed he was just himself in the interview.
“If you know Hugh, that’s his way of loving you,” Barrymore, 48, said in his defense during the final episode of The Drew Barrymore Show.
She added, “People are like, ‘Oh, he’s such a curmudgeon and she’s so thrown.’ I think no, that’s Hugh Grant. You think you get that charming movie star, and what you really get is grumpy Hugh. And then you fall in love with grumpy Hugh.”
Old pals: Drew Barrymore, 48, defended Hugh Grant and his awkward interview with Ashely Graham during the red carpet of the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday
Reaction from Barrymore: In response to Grant’s short, blunt responses to Graham, which sparked backlash from some fans, Barrymore claimed the British actor was just himself in the interview: “You think you get this charming movie star and what you really get is grumpy Hugh. And then you fall in love with grumpy Hugh,” she said of her former co-star
The daytime talk show host continued: “When he says that, I’ll tell you, he’s absolutely hilarious. He doesn’t mean it negatively. The person Ashley Graham met on this carpet is the real Hugh.”
The Wedding Singer star also confessed that when she first met Grant it took her a few moments to get used to his demeanor and demeanor.
“Probably like Ashley Graham on the carpet, like ‘who am I dealing with?’ And then I thought, “Oh, no, I love you. I want to love you. You won’t let me love you,” Barrymore explained. “When I met him, I thought I love you. I love you for the real you. He’s a hilarious good guy.’
Graham herself also responded to her awkward interview with the Sense And Sensibility star with a brief reply to TMZwhere she seemed to have everything under control.
‘You know what? My mom told me to kill people with kindness, so go ahead,” she told the publication.
The catwalk queen also took care to reveal that there were no issues or bad blood between her and Grant after the awkward interview.
It turned out that the only pain she felt leaving the celebratory event was in her feet.
‘I had so much fun. But my feet hurt,” she added.
The 62-year-old Love Actually actor appeared unfazed by Graham’s questions during their pre-show conversation.
Straight from the top of ABC’s countdown to the Oscar show, she asked the longtime star what he likes most about attending the Academy Awards.
Finally, after a moment’s pause, Grant replied, “It’s fascinating… all of humanity is here, it’s vanity.”
She also asked if he would endorse any of the nominees, which he was brutally honest about, replying, “No one in particular.”
Dry joke: Barrymore went on to say that Grant “doesn’t mean anything negative about it”. The person Ashley Graham met on this carpet is the real Hugh.
Not impressed: The 62-year-old Love Actually actor seemed unfazed by Graham’s questions during their pre-show chat, which was full of scant answers
They have history: Barrymore, who starred with Grant in the musical romantic comedy Music And Lyrics (2007), confessed that when she first met the actor, it took her a few moments to get used to his demeanor and personality get used to
Undeterred: Speaking briefly to TMZ about the interview with Grant, Graham seemed to take it all in stride, sharing: ‘You know what? My mama told me to kill people with kindness, so here we go.
Changing the subject to fashion, the model asked what he was wearing, prompting Grant’s wry quip: “Just my suit.”
In a last-ditch effort to salvage the interview, Graham asked about his cameo in the mystery film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022).
‘Well, I’m hardly there. I’m in about three seconds,” he simply shot back.
‘Well, you still showed up and had fun, right?’ Graham answered. ‘Almost,’ Grant admitted before the interview was over.
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