Hugh Grant doesn't prepare for film roles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 October 2014
Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

British actor Hugh Grant has admitted he doesn't bother to prepare for his film roles and instead deals with the challenge on the first day of shooting

Hugh Grant never prepares for a movie role.

The 54-year-old actor admits it's rare that he does any preparatory work for a part and instead prefers to deal with whatever challenge he's been handed on the first day of filming on set.

He told ITV's 'Good Morning Britain': "I've barely ever done any research for a film. I just turn up and say the lines and hope they sound convincing."

What's more, Grant - who has appeared in iconic films such as 'Notting Hill' and 'Love Actually' - said he has no interest in starring in a high-profile action role like James Bond, suggesting such parts are "boring".

He explained: "I mean you sit around all day, your stuntman does most of your work, and occasionally you say, 'Noooo!' and that's the end of your day."

Earlier this week, Grant's long-time collaborator Richard Curtis said he initially considered the actor to be "too good looking" for the role he ultimately played in the 1994 film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'.

Speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Curtis, 57, explained he was reluctant see Grant fill the role of Charles because he was too handsome.

He said: "The absolutely key thing for that film when I was writing it was that the person who was playing the lead would not be good looking. That was the absolute starting thesis of the film.

"So when finally we'd auditioned every single young person in the country and we were voting, me, Mike [Newell, the director] and Duncan [Kenworthy, producer], two people voted for Hugh - that was them. And I voted for someone else."

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