Ashley Graham has responded to her awkward interview with Hugh Grant. The British actor responded on Sunday evening on the red Oscar runner rather curtly and haughtily to a number of questions from the American presenter. “My mom always said to shut them up with kindness,” Graham later told TMZ.
Grant was at the Oscars to present one of the awards moments in the company of Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day). That was remarkable in itself, as the once charming star of Notting Hill (1999) in Love Actually (2003) on stage opened up about the importance of moisturizer (skin cream), as his own face was, in his own words, “basically a scrotum”. That he was MacDowell, his rom-com co-star in the 1990s Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), also involved in his expressions (“you obviously use it, and still look fantastic”), did not make things any easier.
Still ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral via TMDb
Although Grant’s stage moment did not exactly excel in dexterity, the actor received a lot more negative attention afterwards because of another scene. Before the broadcast, he spoke to the American presenter Ashley Graham in a rather stiff, uninterested way:
At first it seems that Grant is not particularly excited about the umpteenth interview, but when Graham starts talking about a film in which he can only be seen briefly (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)), his tone becomes contemptuous and the presenter tries to end the interview in a friendly way.
Later, when TMZ asks Graham about the interview, she casually says that her mother used to give her some good advice:
You must silence them with kindness
Other awkward moments
Check out our compilation of (other) awkward moments during the recent Oscar ceremony. You can also read the winners at your leisure.
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