Hugh Grant Slammed for ‘Painful’ Ashley Graham Interview

Past awkward. Hugh Grant is the topic of a lot criticism after his uncomfortable Oscars purple carpet interview on Sunday, March 12.

The Notting Hill actor, 63, didn’t appear happy to speak to Ashley Graham throughout ABC’s Academy Awards pre-show earlier than heading into the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

When requested his favourite a part of the Oscars, Grant mentioned, “It’s fascinating. The entire of humanity is right here. It’s Self-importance Honest.”

Graham, 35, didn’t interpret that as a reference to the phrase, which is outlined by Merriam-Webster as “a scene or place characterised by frivolity and ostentation.” Naturally, she as a substitute considered the Self-importance Honest Oscars social gathering, essentially the most coveted invitation of awards season.

“Sure, that’s the place we let unfastened and have a little bit little bit of enjoyable!” the mannequin commented.

After that, Grant stopped providing quite a lot of phrases at a time. Who does he hope wins tonight? “Nobody specifically.” What’s he carrying? “Simply my swimsuit.” Who made his swimsuit? “I can’t keep in mind my tailor.”

Graham tried to steer the interview again to films, recalling his position in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller, which was nominated for Finest Tailored Screenplay. “Properly, I’m barely in it. I’m in it for about 3 seconds,” he mentioned of his temporary position within the movie.

The mannequin requested if he no less than had enjoyable, and Grant replied, “Virtually.”

Hugh Grant and Ashley Graham.
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The interplay left Twitter slamming Grant. “Is Hugh Grant simply an boastful dick on a regular basis? He was so impolite to Ashley Graham on the purple carpet, full with an eye fixed roll. Perhaps he ought to keep house if he’s too good for his trade of selection,” one viewer tweeted.

“Hugh Grant simply gave one of many worst interviews I’ve ever watched on reside television lol. Admittedly, the query kinda sucked however he was NOT making an attempt to help the interviewer in any respect 😂,” a distinct viewers member shared.

One other wrote, “Identify one thing extra painful than that Ashley Graham/Hugh Grant interview …”

Others praised the Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit Version cowl mannequin for coping with the scenario with as a lot grace as attainable. “Ashley Graham deserves an honorary Oscar for placing up with Hugh Grant. Don’t stroll the carpet for those who don’t stroll to speak about THE ACTUAL OSCARS,” one viewers member tweeted.

One spectator succinctly Grant to The whole lot In every single place All at As soon as star Ke Hey Quan, who was overjoyed all through his purple carpet interviews forward of profitable the Finest Supporting Actor statue: “Properly, I’d say the distinction between Hugh Grant’s and Ke Huy Quan’s pleasure ranges is fairly evident. #Oscars.”