Although his film career has been a huge success, Hugh Grant admits there’s a bigger reason why he hasn’t quit acting just yet.
Fox News reports that during a press conference, Grant admitted he wasn’t thrilled about his acting career. “I slightly hate [making films],” he explained. “But I have lots of children and need money.”
Hugh Grant has five children. His first child, Tabitha, is with Tinglan Hong. His four other children are with Swedish TV producer and wife, Anna Eberstein. Their youngest was born in March 2018.
Grant also spoke about the rough experience he had on the set of his upcoming film Wonka. He plays an Oompa Loompa and he “hated” the transformation. “It was like a crown of thorns, very uncomfortable. I made a big fuss about it… I couldn’t have hated the whole thing more.”
Hugh Grant further pointed out that what he did with his body in the film was horrible. “It’s all been replaced with an animator,” he continued. The actor said he wasn’t too satisfied with the dance portion of the film as well. “It should be fun, but that was done by the animator. It’s very confusing, with CGI now, you can’t tell what’s going on.”
Wonka follows a young and poor Willy Winka while he pursues his dreams of opening a renowned chocolate shop in a city. Grant stars in the film with Timothée Chalamet and Olivia Colman. The film is also set to hit theaters on Dec. 15.
Hugh Grant Once Admitted That His Views on Marriage and Children Have Changed Over the Years
HELLO! reports that during a 2020 interview with Chris Evans, Hugh Grant spoke about his marriage and children. He stated that his previous perceptions of being a bachelor and not having a family were wrong. “Well, I was wrong, I was just plain wrong,” he admitted. “And children, you know, I used to roll my eyes. People would say, ‘Oh Hugh, you don’t understand it,’ but they were right.”
Grant also said that he has a funny game that he plays with his two sons. “It’s always amusing to put your underpants on your head,” he explained. “My little girl at two likes her nappies on my head.”
Hugh Grant also spoke to Ellen DeGeneres in 2012 about being a parent. “Everyone was right all these years, saying, ‘Hugh, why don’t you have some children? it changes your life.’ Now that I have a child, it is life-changing. I recommend it. Get some!”
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