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 purple carpet.

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

Grant additionally had loads of defenders. Some discovered his lack of enthusiasm for small discuss downright relatable. Others prompt the backlash was a results of cultural differences between the United States and the United Kingdom, with The Washington Post asking, “Is Hugh Grant rude or just 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, stated Hugh Grant was merely being himself in an interview with Ashley Graham that many interpreted as impolite.

“There’s this thing going around with him and Ashley Graham on the red carpet. People are like, ‘Oh, he’s such a curmudgeon, and she’s so thrown,’” the discuss present host said on Friday’s episode of her “Drew Barrymore Show.”

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

The “Never Been Kissed” actor introduced up the purple 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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Her opinion of Grant appears to be a lot larger than he had as soon as guessed, maybe cheekily, again in 2009. When Elle journal requested him to briefly talk about a few of the stars he’s labored with, he had stated of Barrymore: “Made her cry. Stunning film-star face. Hates me.”