Hugh Grant Brought His Signature Grumpiness To His Oscars Interview With Ashley Graham

March 13, 2023 / Posted by:

Just last week, Emily wrote about how known certified grouchy bitch Hugh Grant admitted to busting out a tantrum on an innocent woman he thought was a studio executive on the set of Dungeons & Dragons. Since Hugh has a reputation as a crank to uphold, he seemed visibly thrilled and excited about all the riveting questions that red champagne carpet Oscars host, Ashley Graham, tossed his way last night. Ashley was doing her job of asking a bunch of canned mundane questions, and Hugh seemed to be trying to be dry and witty, but it became a puddle of awkwardness. It was like a conversation between two people who aren’t even on the same book, let alone the same page. And yes, the book that Hugh was on was called Old-Timey Phrases, and the “book” that Ashley Graham was on was an issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

I mostly watched E!’s Oscars red carpet coverage. And if you did too and partook in a little drinking game where you did a shot every time E! host Laverne Cox asked the “deep” version of “Who are you wearing?” which was, “What story are you trying to tell with your look?”, then your liver has probably quit your body. Because Laverne asked that question to nearly everyone she talked to! If she asked that to Hugh, he’d probably mutter out, “The story I’m trying to tell is that I don’t give a fuck.”

Like Laverne, Ashley asked Hugh canned questions she asked many guests, but Hugh wasn’t really into them. While dressed like the villain of a Fashion Nova-themed comic, Ashley asked Hugh to name his favorite thing about coming to the Oscars, and when he used the old-timey phrase of “vanity fair” to describe that shit, she thought he was talking about the Oscar party thrown by Vanity Fair. And Hugh continued to deflate Ashley’s puff questions:

Ashley: You are a veteran of the Oscars, and you’ve been here a few times. What’s your favorite thing about coming to the Oscars?

Hugh: Uuuuuuummmm. Well, it’s fascinating. The whole of humanity is here. It’s vanity fair.

Ashley: Oh, it’s all about Vanity Fair. That’s where we let loose and have a little fun. What are you most excited to see tonight?

Hugh: To see?!

Ashley: Well, I know that you’ve probably watched a few of the movies. Are you excited to see anybody win? Do you have your hopes up for anyone?

Hugh: Um, no one in particular.

Ashley: Okay, well, what are you wearing tonight, then?

Hugh: Just my suit.

Ashley: YOUR suit? Who made your suit? You didn’t make it!

Hugh: I can’t remember. My tailor.

Ashley: That’s okay. Shout out to the tailor! So tell me, what does it feel like to be in Glass Onion? It’s such an amazing film. I really loved it. I love a thriller. How fun is it to shoot something like that?

Hugh: Well, I’m barely in it. I’m in it for about three seconds.

Ashley: Yeah, but still. You showed up, and you had fun, right?

Hugh: Uh, almost.

Ashley: Oh okay, alright, okay, well, thank you so much. It was nice to talk to you.

Hugh: Yeah.

Hugh was at the Oscars to present Best Production Design with his Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) co-star Andie MacDowell. While presenting, Hugh made a joke about how Andie looks so stunning because she’s been moisturizing for the past 29 years while he hasn’t, so he looks like a “scrotum.” It’s too bad that Hugh’s interview with Ashely didn’t happen after the Oscars because then she could’ve said, “Oh, I see that you’re a nutsack AND a dick!

There are a lot of headlines about that little interview. Some say the whole thing has been blown out of proportion. Some are taking Hugh’s side, saying that Ashley was not prepared and didn’t know her shit. And others are taking Ashley’s side, saying that Hugh was a rude asshole and shouldn’t be annoyed about being asked fluffy questions at a fluffy event. But in Hugh’s defense, he’s 62 years old and has five children under the age of 11. He’s tired, okay! Writing and signing several child support checks every month takes a lot out of him!

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