Hugh Grant, best known for his lead roles in a number of romantic comedies, like Bridget Jones’s Diary and Love Actually, is currently on a promotional tour for his latest movie, The Paddington 2, and one of his stops included an interview with People magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jess Cagle.
The British actor got very candid during the interview and had some very interesting but funny things to say when asked about his former co-stars.
Cagle asked Grant to say the first word or thought that came to mind whenever a name was mentioned, and the actor did not hold back.
He described Emma Thompson, whom he worked with on Sense and Sensibility as well as Love Actually as a “genius,” but added that she is “not remotely sane. She’s nuttier and nuttier as the years go.”
He also used “genius” for Meryl Streep, who was his co-star in the 2016 biographical comedy-drama Florence Foster Jenkins. But of course, that was not all.
“She doesn’t see very well, but she refuses to wear contact lenses,” Grant explained. “The result is, if we’re doing a scene, I could have been Denzel Washington.”
Grant also got very honest about what it was like to work with Renee Zellweger and Robert Downey Jr., and that one of them wanted to kill him.
So who was it?