Drew Barrymore Defends Hugh Grant After His Polarizing Ashley Graham Interview

Drew Barrymore defended her former co-star Hugh Grant on Friday amid controversy over whether or not he was impolite to mannequin Ashley Graham on the Oscars pink carpet.

A video of Graham interviewing Grant at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony went viral earlier this week, with some folks decrying Grant’s curt responses and doable eye roll.

Grant additionally had loads of defenders. Some discovered his lack of enthusiasm for small speak downright relatable. Others urged the backlash was a results of cultural variations between america and the UK, with The Washington Publish asking, “Is Hugh Grant impolite or simply British?”

Barrymore, who appeared alongside Grant in 2007′s “Music and Lyrics,” had her personal interpretation: The actor was merely being his “grumpy” self.

Drew Barrymore, left, mentioned Hugh Grant was merely being himself in an interview with Ashley Graham that many interpreted as impolite.

“There’s this factor going round with him and Ashley Graham on the pink carpet. Individuals are like, ‘Oh, he’s such a curmudgeon, and he or she’s so thrown,’” the speak present host mentioned on Friday’s episode of her “Drew Barrymore Present.”

She continued: “I’m like, no, that’s Hugh Grant. You assume you’re getting this charming film star, and what you actually get is grumpy Hugh. And you then fall in love with grumpy Hugh.”

The “By no means Been Kissed” actor introduced up the pink carpet hubbub whereas she was discussing one other grumpy Grant-related topic: his current description of Barrymore’s singing voice as “horrendous.”

Barrymore and Grant pose at the after-party for the premiere of "Music and Lyrics" on Feb. 7, 2007, in Los Angeles.
Barrymore and Grant pose on the after-party for the premiere of “Music and Lyrics” on Feb. 7, 2007, in Los Angeles.

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On her present, Barrymore laughed off his obvious brusqueness. “If Hugh, that’s his method of loving you,” she mentioned.

Her opinion of Grant appears to be a lot increased than he had as soon as guessed, maybe cheekily, again in 2009. When Elle journal requested him to briefly discuss among the stars he’s labored with, he had mentioned of Barrymore: “Made her cry. Beautiful film-star face. Hates me.”