Drew Barrymore defends Hugh Grant after his Oscar interview


March 19, 2023 | 12:01

Drew Barrymore defends actor Hugh Grant amid his 2023 Oscars interview with model Ashley Graham.

Grant, 62, was interviewed by Graham on the Oscars red carpet, where many viewers noticed he gave her short answers and apparently rolled his eyes after the end.

When Graham asked the ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ actor what he was wearing, he simply replied, “My suit.”

His awkward interview drew many critics, including Piers Morgan.

However, Barrymore, 48, had some insights to share in defending Grant during Friday’s episode of his talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show.”

“I swear if you know Hugh that’s his way of loving you,” Barrymore said during the episode. “I swear, okay, so that’s funny too, because there’s this thing that’s going on with him and Ashley Graham on the red carpet, and people are like, he’s so grumpy and she’s so pier.”

Drew Barrymore has defended the character of Hugh Grant after his viral interview with Ashley Graham on the 2023 Oscars red carpet.
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The talk show host continued: “No it’s Hugh Grant. You think you get this lovely movie star and what you really get is grumpy Hugh and then you fall in love with grumpy Hugh When he says that, I’m telling you, he’s absolutely funny, he doesn’t mean anything negative about it.

She added that the actor Graham met on the red carpet is the “real” Hugh and went on to call him a “hilarious and good human being”.

The Post has reached out to reps for Barrymore and Grant for comment.

The actor faced backlash after his interview with Ashley Graham on the Oscars red carpet, as some believed he gave her short answers.

Her response came as she was initially asked about his comment on her singing in the 2007 film they starred in together, titled ‘Music and Lyrics’, where he recently said she had a ‘horrible’ singing voice. “.

“Drew Barrymore was in that movie with me, and I don’t think she would mind me saying her singing is just awful. I’ve heard dogs barking better than she sings,” Grant said. about his former partner during an interview with Wired this week.

Barrymore also took to his Instagram page to share a fun throwback to Grant’s comments about his singing.

In the video she posted, Barrymore sang the song from the movie into a hairbrush, writing in the caption “#SingForHughGrant JOIN ME.”

Since appearing at the 2023 Oscars, Grant hasn’t spoken publicly about meeting Graham.

He appeared on “The View” a few days later, but was not asked on the red carpet – something the talk show hosts have come under fire for on social media.

Grant appeared on “The View” a few days after the Oscars, and was not asked about his interview with Graham.
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Graham, however, had something to say when asked about it by TMZ.

“You know what, my mom told me to kill people with kindness, so here you go,” the model said.

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