Hugh Grant Says That He'll Only Make A "Notting Hill" Sequel To Prove That Happy Endings Are A "Terrible Lie"

Hugh Grant Says That He'll Only Make A "Notting Hill" Sequel To Prove That Happy Endings Are A "Terrible Lie"

I'm just a girl, asking Hugh Grant to stop it right now.

Hugh Grant is a very accomplished actor, perhaps best known for his memorable roles in several iconic rom-coms.

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You've probably seen at least one of either Bridget Jones's Diary, Four Weddings and a Funeral, or Notting Hill.

And we know he's no stranger to reprising his roles for a sequel.

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Like in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

During an interview for his newest project, The Undoing on HBO Max (co-starring Nicole Kidman), he was asked if he'd ever star in a romantic comedy again. His answer, quite frankly, feels like a personal attack.

"I would like to do a sequel to one of my own romantic comedies that shows what happened after those films ended. To really prove the terrible lie that they all were: that it was a happy ending."

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Excuse me, what?

"I'd like to do me and Julia [Roberts] and the hideous divorce that's ensued," he said, talking about Notting Hill. "With really expensive lawyers, children involved in tug of love, floods of tears. Psychologically scarred forever."

And then he LAUGHED before saying, "I'd love to do that film."

Listen, I know rom-coms aren't the gold standard of realistic romantic expectations, but please Mr. Hugh Grant, don't take Notting Hill away from me, even in jest.

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It's highly unlikely that William and Anna were able to make their wildly different lifestyles compatible for a long-term, committed relationship, but let us dream! Escapism is crucial in 2020!

Also on the subject, Hugh recently said in a different interview that he was happy to have his "charming leading man" days behind him.

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"I’ve been doing these much more character-y roles recently, and enjoying them, and they seem to work quite well. And I didn’t want to go back to sort of just doing a version of Hugh Grant. I needed to find a very specific guy to be, not just 'dreamboat.'"

And there's nothing wrong with that! We love versatility.


His work in Paddington 2? A masterpiece.

Just leave Notting Hill alone, please and thank you. ♥

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