Drew Barrymore defends Hugh Grant over Oscar interview with Ashley Graham

Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant appeared together in 2007’s Music and Lyrics.
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  • Drew Barrymore has defended Hugh Grant’s awkward Oscars interview with Ashley Graham.
  • Barrymore said she could see why Graham was “thrown” by Grant but said he was just himself.
  • “You fall in love with grumpy Hugh,” she said. “He’s a hilarious, good guy.”

Drew Barrymore said that 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 Drew Barrymore Show” The talk show host opened up about the controversy surrounding a viral clip of Grant’s excruciatingly embarrassing Oscars interview with Graham.

At the beginning of the clip that was re-uploaded to Twitter from several userGraham stood next to Grant as she asked him a series of questions.

After calling Grant an “Oscars veteran,” she asked him 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 some more succinct answers to their questions. Some viewers questioned why he agreed to the interview if he wasn’t willing to provide more meaningful answers. calling him “rude and dismissive” and say the whole thing was “pretty weird” and one of the “The Worst Oscars Interviews Ever.”

But Barrymore, who co-starred with Grant in the 2007 romantic comedy Music and Lyrics, said Grant’s grumpiness is part of his charm after she was asked to reply that dogs bark better than they sing.

“If you know Hugh, that’s his way of loving you,” she said. “It’s also funny because there’s something like that happening with him and Ashley Graham on the red carpet and people are like, ‘Oh, he’s such a curmudgeon and she’s such a dump,’ and I’m like, ‘No, that’s Hugh Grant.’ “

“You think you get that 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 Grant’s sense of humor, she initially didn’t understand it when they first started working together.

“It took a second,” Barrymore said. “And then I was like, ‘Oh no, I love you.’ He’s a hilarious good guy,” she concluded.


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