Drew Barrymore is sticking up for actor Hugh Grant amid his Academy Awards 2023 interview backlash with mannequin Ashley Graham.
Grant, 62, was interviewed by Graham on the Oscars purple carpet, the place many viewers seen that he gave quick solutions again to her and seemingly rolled his eyes after it wrapped.
When Graham requested the “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller” actor what he was carrying, he merely replied, “My go well with.”
His awkward interview prompted criticism amongst many — together with Piers Morgan.
Nonetheless, Barrymore, 48, had some perception to share in protection of Grant throughout Friday’s episode of her speak present, “The Drew Barrymore Show.”
“I swear, if you realize Hugh, like, that’s his approach of loving you,” Barrymore stated throughout the episode. “I swear, okay, so it’s humorous, too, as a result of there’s this factor going round with him and Ashley Graham on the purple carpet, and persons are like, he’s such a curmudgeon and she or he’s so thrown.”
The speak present host continued, “No, that’s Hugh Grant. You suppose you’re getting this charming film star and what you actually get is grumpy Hugh and you then fall in love with grumpy Hugh. When he says that, I’m telling you, he’s being completely humorous, he doesn’t imply one detrimental factor about it.”
She added that the actor Graham encountered on the purple carpet is the “actual” Hugh and proceeded to name him a “hilarious, good human being.”
The Publish reached out to each Barrymore and Grant’s reps for remark.
Her response got here as she was initially requested about his remark about her singing within the 2007 movie they starred in collectively, referred to as “Music and Lyrics,” the place he not too long ago stated that she had a “horrendous” singing voice.
“Drew Barrymore was in that movie with me, and I don’t suppose she’d thoughts me saying her singing is simply horrendous. I’ve heard canines bark higher than she sings,” Grant stated about his former costar throughout an interview with Wired this week.
Barrymore additionally took to her Instagram page to share a humorous comeback to Grant’s feedback about her singing.
Within the video she posted, Barrymore sang the music from the film right into a hairbrush, writing within the caption, “#SingForHughGrant JOIN ME.”
Since his look on the 2023 Oscars, Grant hasn’t spoken publicly about his encounter with Graham.
He appeared on the “The View” only a few days later, however wasn’t requested in regards to the purple carpet — one thing that the speak present’s hosts have been slammed for on social media.
Graham, nevertheless, did have something to say when requested about it by TMZ.
“You already know what, my mama informed me to kill individuals with kindness, so there you go,” the mannequin stated.