Hugh Grant mocked Drew Barrymore’s singing in Music & Lyrics. In the 2007 film, he co-starred with Drew Barrymore as washed-up pop star Alex Fletcher, who is hired to write a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen singer (Haley Bennett).
Barrymore plays Sophie Fisher, the songwriter with whom Grant’s character collaborates. They sing the songs they’re writing throughout the film, which Grant said required auto-tuning.
“Does Hugh Grant actually sing in Music & Lyrics?” Grant was asked by Wired for a segment in which he answered “the web’s most-searched questions.”
He replied: “Yes, well I do, but I’m auto-tuned beyond belief.
Grant stated that Barrymore’s performance improved “once they tuned her up” and that “she sounded way better than me because she’s got heart and voice and rock ‘n’ roll.”
Elsewhere, Grant was asked if he remembered what book he was reading on the bench at the end of the 2000 film Notting Hill. The actor, who referred to the scene as “nauseating”, then highlighted an in-joke placed in the scene by director Roger Michell, who died in 2021.
“In that nauseating moment on the bench at the end, I’m reading Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières, which was going to be his next film,” Grant explained, adding, “So it’s a little in-joke from Roger Michell, God rest his soul.
The actor, who appeared in the segment alongside Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez, also revealed that The Sound of Music is his favorite film.
Grant has been accused of “obnoxious” behavior after a “disastrous” red carpet interview at the Oscars on Sunday (12 March).
His new film, Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves, will be released in theatres on March 31.
Rebecca Martin is an author of thrillers for both adults and teens. She was born in San Francisco and has lived most of her life in Los Angeles. When not writing, she can be found hiking the Griffith Park trails, taking the Metro and then questioning this decision, and haunting local bookstores.