Hugh Grant promoted his new movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves earlier this week in a new video interview with WIRED, where he was asked to answer some of the “most searched questions on the web” when he interviewed Drew Barrymore for the crazy.
One was whether the 62-year-old actor actually sang in his 2007 film Music & Lyrics, in which he starred alongside Drew Barrymore.
Grant revealed that he actually sang, adding that he was “a bit auto-tuned, but not as bad as some,” adding, “Drew Barrymore was in that movie with me, and I don’t think she’d mind if I say that, her singing is just awful.’
His Dungeons & Dragons co-stars Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez started laughing, as Grant added, “I’ve heard dogs bark better than she sings,” though he admitted, “Once they tuned her she sounded much better than me. because she’s got heart and voice and rock ‘n’ roll when I sound like Julie Andrews.’
Barrymore responded to Grant on Instagram on Thursday, singing the song from Music & Lyrics – A Way Back Into Love.
Fooled: Earlier this week, Hugh Grant promoted his new movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves in a new video interview with WIRED, where he was asked to answer some of the “Most Searched Questions on the Web,” when he made fun of Drew Barrymore
Singing: One was whether the 62-year-old actor actually sang in his 2007 film Music & Lyrics, in which he starred alongside Drew Barrymore.
Responding: Barrymore took to Instagram on Thursday to respond to Grant singing the song from Music & Lyrics – A Way Back Into Love
The daytime talk show host was dressed in a brown blouse and brown pants as she sang the tune for The Drew Barrymore Show in her dressing room.
She sang a few verses of the song into a hairbrush, before looking into the camera and addressing her former co-star.
‘Oh Hugh… bert, Hugh-bert. That’s for you,’ Barrymore said with a smile.
Music & Lyrics followed an aging ’80s pop star named Alex Fletcher (Grant), whose partner launched a successful music career, as he continues to enjoy performing for fans during ’80s revivals and reunions.
His manager Chris Riley (Brad Garrett) tells him that an upcoming pop star named Cora Corman (Haley Bennett) wants him to write a song for her called A Way Back Into Love.
Though Chris insists it could revive his career, Alex was never the songwriter, though he learns that the woman who takes care of his plants, Sophie (Barrymore), has a knack for lyrics.
They form an unconventional team as they put together the song within a tight deadline to try and please the rising star.
The film was a moderate hit, earning $50 million domestically and $145.8 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million.
Drew sings: The daytime talk show host was dressed in a brown blouse and brown pants as she sang the tune in her dressing room for The Drew Barrymore Show
Hugh-bert: ‘Oh Hugh… bert, Hugh-bert. That’s for you,’ Barrymore said with a smile
The interview comes just days after Grant made headlines for a rather chilling interview on the Oscars red carpet with model Ashley Graham.
What was it like being in Glass Onion? How nice is it to photograph something like that?’
But she got a chilling response: “Well I’m barely in it, I was in it for about three seconds,” Hugh joked.
“It must have been fun, didn’t you have fun?” Ashley said as she went through the one sided chat.
“Um… almost,” the actor replied, looking away.
Graham tried to get the interview and asked, “What are you wearing?” though Hugh only offered, “My suit.”
Grant plays Forge in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, which hits theaters March 31.
He is currently starring in director Guy Ritchie’s new action thriller Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre.
In theaters: Grant plays Forge in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, in theaters March 31