Hugh Grant says ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ was ‘a terrible choice’ to the film

Actor Hugh Grant and actress Andie MacDowell posing as their characters of Richard Curtis’ 1994 comedy “Four Weddings and a Funeral.”


Everyone makes mistakes, and Hugh Grant has revealed which of his films he is now of the opinion that a “very bad choice.”

The actor, 57, of happy fans in the WORLD Life In Pictures event at the weekend to reflect on his career which took off after starring in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” in 1994.

Speaking about that film, Grant said writer Richard Curtis “seemed to want to kill me’, because he had designed the character of Charles “in his own image, and if I waltzed in, he had not thought that I am him; and he was right.”


“The bottom line is, it was Richard. As soon as I met him, I played him in principle,” the actor said, according to Deadline.

Grant added that “Four Weddings and a Funeral” producers wanted him to be “the worst haircut in the world” for the film, “and he beat them all, because it was a hairstyle that was copied.”

The film was a hit, and was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture, but Grant told the audience that he thought it was a terrible movie when he first saw a rough cut.

“Rowan (Atkinson) was funny, the rest was just terrible and I had to be helped sobbing back to the set,” he said.

“Then they had a show in Santa Monica and suddenly everyone loved it. It was a total surprise for everyone.”

Grant was hot property in Hollywood after “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and was flooded with offers. But he happily admits that he made a big mistake by saying yes to the wrong film.

“I shocked my scary new LA agents by turning everything down and then finally a terrible choice,” he said.

The film that he said yes, it was “Nine Months”, which is also Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum and Robin Williams.

“I made the wrong film with very good people,” he said. “I overacted grotesque.”

Grant “Nine Months” as “a horrible experience”, but added in the film was a success, despite the fact that he was arrested for lewd conduct in a public place on the eve of the release.

Grant will next be seen on the big screen in “Paddington 2” in which he plays an egotistical actor.

“I got a letter with the script to say, ‘We have this part of a very self-obsessed, ex-famous actor who has fallen on hard times,” he recalled on “The Graham Norton Show.”

“I was a fraction hurt! But it was a very funny script and it was a bit therapeutic if I have deep reservoirs of actorly narcissism, neurosis, anger, and hatred, that I was able to tap.”

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