Hugh Grant ha scelto il momento sbagliato per rilasciare un’intervista controversa sul tappeto rosso. Attualmente promuovendo il suo prossimo blockbuster, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”, l’attore veterano ha attirato su di sé una stampa tutt’altro che eccezionale. Intervistato da Ashley Graham alla cerimonia di arrivo degli Oscar di quest’anno, Grant ha goffamente circondato e ha risposto alle domande piuttosto dirette di Graham. Caso in questione – Alla domanda di Graham su chi era entusiasta di vedere alla cerimonia, la star di “Love Actually” ha risposto sconcertata: “Vedere?” Dopo che Graham (piuttosto inutilmente) ha spiegato ulteriormente la sua domanda, Grant ha risposto: “Nessuno in particolare”. Okaaa…
The View avoided Hugh Grant's Oscar-gate, angering some
Sometimes, it is what isn't said that people take away from the experience. That was largely the case during Hugh Grant's March 16 appearance on "The View" to promote "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves." With all five co-hosts present, none broached the timely subject of his Ashley Graham interview during the 15-minute sit-down. Instead, the motley crew kept it light, quipping about Grant's reunion with "Four Weddings and a Funeral" costar Andie MacDowell as co-presenters at the Oscars. Whoopi Goldberg mused about them "having a good time."
Although Grant and the panel delved into his reasoning for hating the British tabloid press – a great entry point for his Oscars interview — his moment with Graham, again, went unmentioned. Instead, Grant complained about systematic issues with the British press, saying, "These big newspaper owners, largely non-taxpaying newspaper owners, are living above the law ... No one dares to take them on in Britain because they're so scared of them."
Viewers were more interested in Grant's other relationship with the press, however. "Disappointed!," one such fan tweeted. "I cannot believe that Hugh Grant was on 'The View' today and ALL the women gave him [a] pass. Nary a word about his recent RUDE condescending behavior at the Oscars." Meanwhile, others speculated that the hosts were issued a gag order on all things Ashley Graham-related. One such Twitter user quipped, "'The View' was afraid of Hugh Grant."