Hugh Grant calls Drew Barrymore a ‘horrendous’ singer, slams ‘Notting Hill’

In a recent interview, actor Hugh Grant made some controversial comments about his former co-star Drew Barrymore and their hit movie, “Notting Hill.”

Grant, who starred alongside Barrymore in the 2007 romantic comedy “Music and Lyrics,” was asked about working with the actress again. He responded by calling her a “horrendous” singer and saying that he would never work with her on a musical again.

“I love Drew, I think she’s wonderful, but she’s a horrendous singer. And I had the misfortune of having to sing with her in that movie, and it’s just something that I never want to relive again,” Grant said in the interview.

The comment about Barrymore’s singing ability may have come as a surprise to some fans of the actress, who has previously shown off her musical talents in films like “The Wedding Singer” and television series like “Santa Clarita Diet.”

But it was Grant’s criticisms of “Notting Hill” that really raised eyebrows. The movie, which tells the story of a bookstore owner who falls in love with a famous actress, is widely regarded as a classic of the romantic comedy genre.

However, Grant apparently has some issues with the film’s script and his own performance in it. He claimed that the movie “wasn’t well-written” and that his character, William Thacker, “was just a bumbling idiot.”

“I didn’t believe in the character, and I didn’t believe in the story. I thought it was a rather ropy film. But it was very successful, and I enjoyed being in it, but I don’t think it was a great piece of art,” Grant said.

These comments may come across as surprising, given that “Notting Hill” helped to cement Grant’s status as a leading man in Hollywood. The film grossed over $360 million worldwide and earned Grant a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.

However, it’s not the first time that Grant has expressed dissatisfaction with some of his more beloved films. In a 2018 interview, he said that he “hated” his performance in “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” another popular romantic comedy that helped to launch his career.

Despite Grant’s criticisms, “Notting Hill” remains a beloved movie for many fans. Its enduring appeal lies in its charming leads, witty dialogue, and classic rom-com tropes. Whether or not Grant believes it to be a great work of art, it’s likely that “Notting Hill” will continue to be enjoyed by audiences for years to come.






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