Hugh Grant’s pathetic Oscars interview with Ashley Graham comes as no surprise, says his red carpet colleague
Hugh Grant’s awkward pre-Oscar interview with Ashley Graham shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, according to a veteran red carpet host
entertainment journalist and E! News anchor Jason Kennedy lamented Grant’s attitude in interviews after a video of the actor’s uncomfortable interaction with Graham went viral and showed him giving very brief answers to some of the model’s questions.
“Do not worry @ashleygraham…now you see why Hugh Grant isn’t one of our favorites for live interviews,” Kennedy wrote on Twitter. “Well done avoiding his nonsense.”
When a Twitter user claimed Graham “could have thought of it [Grant’s] History of Interviews” and asked if there were “any number of other people to talk to” on the red carpet, Kennedy defended the model.
“Not the case, it’s pre-produced for a show like this, not her call,” he replied.
Grant, who is known for his sarcasm, was heavily criticized during his interaction with Graham on Sunday night Countdown to the Oscars Event on ABC. Their conversation started with Graham asking that notting hill Star when excited at the prospect of winning a particular actor. In response, he said, “No, not a specific one.”
Then she asked him a second question and asked, “Well, what are you wearing tonight?” In response, he simply said, “Just my suit.”
Her last question was: “Would you like to be part of it glass onion‘ to which he replied, ‘Well, I’m hardly into it. I’m in it for about three seconds.” She replied, “Yeah, but you still showed up and had fun, right?” to which Grant said, “Um, almost.”
The model continued to shake the actor’s hand to wrap up the interview before appearing to shake his head in confusion as he walked away.
This interaction drew mixed reactions from viewers, with some calling it the “most awkward thing ever” and claiming Grant was “so rude”. Fans were also quick to praise Graham, expressing that “her grace” was “admirable” during the interview.
Some viewers have continued to come to Grant’s defense, with comedian David Baddiel calling out fans on social media who have criticized the actor’s behavior.
“Those here dealing with Hugh Grant for being rude on the Oscars red carpet may have confused the word rude with real,” he tweeted. “Those piling up for him show once again just how much of a scolding machine social media has become.”
“All Grant does is of course respond to the questions but the opportunity is seen to reprimand him and therefore say, including ‘I’m a better person than this’ and knock them coming,” added Baddiel added.
On Monday, Graham addressed the viral interview after a reporter asked if she offended Grant’s responses.
“You know what, my mama told me to kill people with kindness, so go ahead,” Graham said TMZ. While she didn’t elaborate on the moment, she reiterated that she “had such a good time” while interviewing celebrities on the red carpet.
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