Jon Stewart recently revealed during a live appearance with Stephen Colbert that Hugh Grant was his all-time, least-favorite Daily Show guest and was banned from the show after an appearance to promote Did You Hear about the Morgans. I accidentally read it as “Hugh Jackman” at first and I was like, “Whaaat? That’s insane!” And then when I re-read it and it was Hugh Grant, I was like, “Oh, well… yeah, that makes sense.”
Stewart’s least favorite guest of all time is Hugh Grant, “and we’ve had dictators on the show”. Grant spent his time at the studio complaining that he had other places to be. “He’s giving everyone sh*t the whole time, and he’s a big pain in the ass,” Stewart recalled.
Grant also complained to the staff about the clip that was selected of the movie he was promoting, Did You Hear About the Morgans? – a clip that was obviously supplied by the film’s publicist. Stewart recalls Grant angrily asking “What is that clip? It’s a terrible clip.” “Well, then make a better f**king movie,” Stewart said, adding that he would “never” have Grant back. [ThirdBeat]
To be fair to Hugh Grant, imagine having to do 10 straight hours of interviews about this movie:
This is why I fully support actors, whenever asked “what can you tell us about your character?” Answering, “Well, Bob, my character is basically this guy I pretended to be for short stretches in exchange for money.” That should be the only answer.