Drew Barrymore has defended Hugh Grant’s awkward Oscar interview with Ashley Graham.
Barrymore said she could see why Graham was “dumped” by Grant, but said he was just being himself.
“You’re falling in love with grumpy Hugh,” she said. “He’s a fun, good person.”
Drew Barrymore said anyone who thought Hugh Grant was rude in his interview with Ashley Graham on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars didn’t understand his nature.
During a recent segment of the “The Drew Barrymore Show,” talk show host weighed in on the controversy surrounding a viral clip of Grant’s excruciatingly awkward Oscar interview with Graham.
At the start of the clip, which was re-uploaded to Twitter by more usersGraham could be seen standing next to Grant as she asked him a series of questions.
After describing Grant as a “veteran of the Oscars,” she asked what he liked most about attending the ceremony. In response, Grant looked around and laughed before saying the event was “fascinating,” adding “all of humanity is here. It’s Vanity Fair.”
As Insider previously reported, Grant gave a few more succinct answers to her questions. Some viewers questioned why he agreed to the interview if he wasn’t willing to give more meaningful answers, labels him “rude and dismissive”, and said that it was all “quite strange” and one of them “worst Oscar interviews ever.”
But Barrymore, who co-starred with Grant in the 2007 rom-com “Music and Lyrics,” said Grant’s grumpiness was part of his charm after she was asked to respond to him, saying dogs could bark better than her could sing.
“If you know Hugh, that’s his way of loving you,” she said. “It’s also funny because there’s this thing going around with him and Ashley Graham on the red carpet and people are like, ‘Oh, he’s such a creep and she’s so bad,’ and I’m like, ‘No , it’s Hugh Grant”. ”
“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,” Barrymore added.
She went on to say that, like Graham, she didn’t initially get Grant’s sense of humor when they started working together.
“It took me a second,” Barrymore said. “And then I was like, ‘Oh no, I love you.’ He’s a funny, good person,” she concluded.
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