Some individuals merely have a depraved humorousness. In accordance with Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant is one in every of them. Barrymore defended Grant on her speak present The Drew Barrymore Present after the actor referred to as her singing “horrendous” of their 2007 movie Music and Lyrics: “He’s a hilarious, good human being.”
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In a Wired video interview posted to YouTube final week, Grant didn’t mince phrases when describing Barrymore’s vocal expertise in Music and Lyrics. The movie starred Grant as Alex Fletcher, an getting old ex-boy band member who groups up with Sophie Fisher, Barrymore’s aspiring lyricist, in hopes of reinvigorating his waning profession. “Drew Barrymore was in that movie with me, and I don’t assume she’d thoughts me saying her singing is simply horrendous,” mentioned Grant, laughing. “I’ve heard canine bark higher than she sings.” Grant additionally disparaged his personal singing within the clip, saying that each he and Barrymore have been “auto-tuned past perception” for the movie.
Whereas some would possibly name that remark flat-out impolite, Barrymore took the jab in stride in dialog with comic Ross Matthews on her speak present. “If you already know Hugh, like, that’s his approach of loving you,” mentioned Barrymore Friday. She additionally mentioned the awkward change between Grant and Ashley Graham on the Oscars. “There’s like this factor going round with, like, him and Ashley Graham on the purple carpet, and individuals are like ‘Oh he’s such a curmudgeon and he or she’s so thrown,” mentioned Barrymore. “I am like, ‘No, that’s Hugh Grant.’ You assume you’re getting this charming film star, and what you actually get is grumpy Hugh. And then you definitely fall in love with grumpy Hugh.”
Barrymore doubled down on defending Grant’s sardonic humorousness. “When he says that, I am telling you, he is being completely humorous, and he does not imply one adverse factor about it,” mentioned Barrymore. “The individual that Ashley Graham met on that carpet is the true Hugh.” Matthews identified that Drew’s “pleased pet”-like persona appears at odds with Grant’s grumpy previous man demeanor, and requested Barrymore how the 2 have been capable of gel. “Effectively, it took me a second,” Barrymore admitted. “I used to be like, ‘Oh no. I really like you. I need to love you. You are not letting me love you.’ After which as I obtained to know him, I used to be like, ‘I do love you.’ I really like you for the true you.”
Regardless of Barrymore’s vocals and blended critiques, Music and Lyrics was a box-office hit, grossing raking in almost $146 million worldwide. Grant and Barrymore have remained pleasant as properly, with Grant approaching The Drew Barrymore Present in 2021, and talking fondly of the movie. “I like to hate the movies I’ve been in, and I do hate a few of them,” Grant mentioned on the speak present. “However Music and Lyrics, it’s unattainable to hate. We’re so good in it, and so charming.”