Hugh Grant ‘DrunkenlyWatched Love Actually with Wife — and She Thought Movie Was ‘All About Pain

圣莫妮卡, 那 - 十二月 11: Hugh Grant (电阻) and Anna Elisabet Eberstein attend The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 在圣莫尼卡, 加利福尼亚州. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

圣莫妮卡, 那 - 十二月 11: Hugh Grant (电阻) and Anna Elisabet Eberstein attend The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 在圣莫尼卡, 加利福尼亚州. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Anna Eberstein and Hugh Grant in December 2016.
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Hugh Grant 和妻子 Anna Eberstein recently sat down to watch his beloved Christmas rom-com — and took note of its elements of “疼痛” 和 “suffering.

During the ABC News special The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 多年后 that aired Tuesday night, 授予, 62, told host 黛安·索耶 that he and Annadrunkenlywatched 真爱 not too long ago.

It comes from the heart — it’s true,” he said of the movie’s themes. “And I did drunkenly watch a bit of 真爱 a few months ago with my wife, and she was the one who said, ‘Oh look, it’s all about pain; it’s all about suffering.’ ”

Sawyer, 76, then said, “… and about awkwardness and little rejections and little disappointments in yourself.Grant agreed, “是的。”

Writer/director Richard Curtis also worked with Grant on 1994’s Four Weddings and a Funeral, 1999的 Notting Hill and 2001’s Bridget Jones’s Diary. Curtis, 66, told Sawyer that Grant ismy luckiest break.

I don’t even know if I’d have a career without Hugh, so I’m very grateful he came along,” said Curtis, 添加, “His crankiness isn’t just pretend. He’s often cranky and often unhappy, but he’s also the only person in the world who’s never sent me a text that hasn’t made me laugh.

Grant complimented Curtis’ 写作, telling Sawyer that 真爱is a bit psychotic” 并且是 “Richard on steroids.” 他加了, “But the thing is with him, what you have to remember is when he writes about love, he means it. And that is quite rare.

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Hugh Grant in 真爱 (2003).
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The hourlong special, which is available to stream on Hulu starting Wednesday, features cast members 艾玛汤普森称整形手术为“集体精神病的形式” (Karen), 授予 (David/the prime minister), 劳拉·琳妮 (莎拉), 比尔奈伊 (Billy Mack), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Sam), Olivia Olson (Joanna) 和更多, plus Curtis and a message from Martine McCutcheon (娜塔莉).

这 2003 holiday film also starred the late 艾伦·瑞克曼, Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rodrigo Santoro, Lúcia Moniz, Martin Freeman, Kris Marshall, Joanna Page, Heike Makatsch, Abdul Salis, Gregor Fisher and Liam Neeson.

此外, the rom-com included cameos from 丹尼斯·理查兹, Billy Bob Thornton, January Jones, Elisha Cuthbert, Shannon Elizabeth, Claudia SchifferRowan Atkinson.

Much of the cast reunited back in 2017 为一个 真爱 mini-sequel. The 10-minute revival, written and directed again by Curtis, was part of Comic Relief’s annual Red Nose Day, a fundraiser for children that draws huge stars for its comedy routines.

In the ABC News special, Grant also admitted 他 “hate(d)” the idea of his iconic dance scene. The scene in question sees Grant’s character David, aka the prime minister, getting down throughout his residence at 10 Downing Street to a backing track of The Pointer Sisters’ “Jump.

I saw it in the script and I thought, '好, I’ll hate doing that,’ ” 他说. “I didn’t fancy doing the dance at all, let alone rehearsing it.

He kept saying no,” added Curtis, 开玩笑, “I think he was hoping I’d get ill or something and we’d say, '哦, 好, what a shame, we’ll have to lose that dancing sequence.’ ”

真爱 is now streaming on Peacock.