Drew Barrymore Responds to Hugh Grant Calling Singing “Horrible”


March 17, 2023 | 9:03

Drew Barrymore isn’t scared off by Hugh Grant’s frenzy of offending all of Hollywood.

After making quite a few headlines for remarks he made at the 2023 Oscars, Grant poked fun at former co-star Barrymore’s singing during an interview with Wired alongside his “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez.

During the interview, Grant, 62, answered the “most searched questions on the web” and was asked if he actually sang in the 2007 romantic comedy “Music and Lyrics.”

The British actor admitted he sang, but was ‘self-tuned beyond belief. In fact, that’s not true. I’m a little self-tuned, but not as much as some.

He then threw Barrymore, 48, who starred opposite him in the film, under the bus, calling her singing skills “horrible”.

Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant starred in the 2007 romantic comedy “Music and Lyrics.”
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Hugh Grant was asked if he actually sang in the 2007 romantic comedy “Music and Lyrics.”
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Hugh Grant called Drew Barrymore’s singing “awful”.
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“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 confessed.

He added, “But… once they got her sorted, she sounded way better than me, because she’s got heart, voice and rock ‘n’ roll. When I looked like Julie Andrews and also wanted to be kind of rock ‘n’ roll.

Hugh Grant made quite a few headlines for his remarks at the 2023 Oscars.
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Barrymore responded to Grant’s comments in the healthiest way: sharing a video of her singing “Way Back Into Love” from “Music and Lyrics.”

She posted the video on Instagram with the caption “#SingForHughGrant JOIN ME”.

After she finished singing into a hairbrush, she addressed Grant directly, saying, “Oh Hugh, Bert, Hubert, this is for you.”

Meanwhile, Grant went viral after the Oscars following a “rude” encounter with ABC’s Oscars red carpet host Ashley Graham, 35.

The ‘Notting Hill’ actor was seen rolling his eyes at the end of the awkward interview, prompting the viewers to describe the star as “a total hole”.

He also made headlines after a rude onstage joke during a presentation at the 95th Academy Awards alongside his ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ co-star Andie MacDowell, where he described himself as “essentially a scrotum”.

Drew Barrymore responded to Hugh Grant’s comments in the healthiest way.
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On “The View” Thursday morning, Grant told co-host Whoopi Goldberg, 67, that he wrote the joke and was “extremely nervous” about it.

“I think I got away with it,” he said of the self-deprecating line.

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