Displaying his help! Leisure journalist Jason Kennedy praised Ashley Graham — and slammed Hugh Grant — after the twosome engaged in an interview on the 2023 Oscars.
“Don’t fear @ashleygraham … now you see why Hugh Grant isn’t considered one of our favorites to interview reside,” Kennedy, 41 — who’s a TV host and producer for E! — wrote via Twitter on Sunday, March 12, following the occasion. “Nicely completed working round his nonsense.”
When a social media person claimed that Graham, 35, ought to have “saved in thoughts [Grant’s] historical past of interviews and been extra strategic” together with her questions, asking, “Weren’t there any variety of different individuals to talk with?” Kennedy as soon as once more got here to her protection.
“Not the case, it’s pre-produced for a broadcast like that, not her name,” he replied.
Grant, 62, made headlines on Sunday when he was interviewed by the Sports activities Illustrated mannequin — who was working as a correspondent for ABC — forward of the ninety fifth Academy Awards. The Dungeons and Dragons star delivered quick and seemingly curt responses to all of Graham’s questions together with her inquiry about his time filming a cameo for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller.
“Nicely, I’m barely in it. I’m in it for about 3 seconds,” he mentioned of function. When she adopted up about if he had “enjoyable,” on set, he merely replied, “Nearly.” When the A New Mannequin creator requested what he was sporting to Hollywood’s massive evening — referring to the designer of his clothes — the England native responded: “My swimsuit.”
There was additionally some miscommunication between the pair when the Notting Hill star referred to the Oscars as “self-importance honest.” Considering he meant the Self-importance Honest Oscars occasion, which happens after the ceremony, Graham quipped: “Sure, that’s the place we let unfastened and have enjoyable,” to which Grant visibly tensed up.
After they wrapped the cringe-worthy interview, the Love, Really actor may very well be seen rolling his eyes whereas cameras have been nonetheless on him.
Followers shortly took to social media following the incident to indicate their help for Graham.
“Is Hugh Grant simply an conceited dick on a regular basis? He was so impolite to Ashley Graham on the purple carpet, full with an eye fixed roll. Possibly he ought to keep residence if he’s too good for his business of alternative,” one Twitter person wrote. One other mentioned, “It is best to get an Oscar for a way gracefully you dealt with that interview with Hugh Grant. He was both drunk or one thing however he didn’t even need to be there.”
Rolling Stone additionally defended the Love Creation alum, tweeting, “Why cease to do an interview on the purple carpet should you’re going be a d—okay on reside TV? That’s the query now we have for Hugh Grant.”
The Nebraska native opened up about holding her composure to TMZ on Monday, March 13. “You already know what? My mama instructed me to kill individuals with kindness, so there you go. … I had a lot enjoyable. My toes damage,” she joked.