Hugh Grant ‘too old and fat’ to do another rom-com
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 13, 2023 - 06:41PM
Hugh Grant has opened up about his famous rom-com past (Picture: Getty)

Hugh Grant isn’t planning to go back to his romantic comedy roots, because he’s ‘too old and fat and ugly’.

Notting Hill, Love Actually, Bridget Jones’s Diary and Four Wedding and a Funeral over the years, the 63-year-old admitted he’s on the hunt for more ‘interesting roles’.

In a new interview on the Show, to , the Hollywood favorite opened up about the change in his career.

‘I told you I got a bit better,’ he told the host. ‘I got a little less bad after I had children, got married, got happier.

‘I got too old and fat and ugly to do romantic comedies obviously, so I got off with more interesting things.’

Side note: Those are his words, not ours…

We could never forget Hugh dancing around Number 10 in Love Actually (Picture: Universal)

Drew was having none of it and insisted that she doesn’t see Hugh ‘that way at all’, suggesting that they should get back in front of the camera together after their 2007 flick, Music and Lyrics.

‘I love those films. I love the fact that people still like them, but I never felt comfortable really doing them,’ the dad-of-five added of the ‘sweeter’ roles of his career.

‘I don’t know about you, but I prefer more of a mask. I want to be someone else. Then it frees me up and then I quite like acting.’

The actor is turning his back on rom-coms (Picture: WireImage)

Hugh is currently , alongside a star-studded cast, including Timothee Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Matt Lucas and Rowan Atkinson.

The flick marks the third time Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory received the big screen treatment, following Gene Wilder’s efforts as the chocolatier in 1971, and Johnny Depp’s stint in 2005.

However,, as he recently confessed that he loathed the part and was left ‘very uncomfortable’ over the motion capture equipment.

Lifting the lid on the remake, he admitted that it wasn’t quite so glamorous behind the scenes, describing the experience as ‘drivel’.

He also starred as an Oompa Loompa in Wonka (Picture: Warner Bros)

‘It was like a crown of thorns, very uncomfortable,’ he told and other press when touching on having multiple cameras on his face and other equipment to help the animators create the final product.

‘I made a big fuss about it,’ he said. ‘I couldn’t have hated the whole thing more.’

Questioned on whether it was all worth it when he saw the finished product, Hugh left his castmates in stitches when he shrugged, ‘not really’.

Never change, Hugh…