Hugh Grant has addressed the seven-year hiatus he took from performing, revealing that his 2009 flop Did You Hear About The Morgans? precipitated him to take an prolonged break.
The actor, who’s at the moment starring in HBO‘s hit crime thriller The Undoing, stated the broadly panned movie with Sarah Jessica Parker was the nail within the coffin after falling out of affection with the enterprise considerably after 2007’s Music And Lyrics.
“I developed a foul angle from about 2005 onwards, shortly after Music and Lyrics”, Grant advised the Los Angeles Times. “I simply had sufficient. Then I went again in 2009 and made one other movie. At that time, it wasn’t me giving up Hollywood. Hollywood gave me up as a result of I made such an enormous turkey with that movie with Sarah Jessica Parker [Did You Hear About the Morgans?].
He continued: “Whether or not I needed to or not after that, the times of being a really well-paid main man have been out of the blue gone in a single day. It was barely embarrassing however it left life free for different issues.”
Hugh Grant (Photograph by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Grant is arguably finest recognized for his typecast roles as blundering if not charming romantic leads in rom-com classics together with 4 Weddings And A Funeral (1994) and Notting Hill (1999). He made a comeback in 2016 with the movie Florence Foster Jenkins, adopted by Paddington 2 (2017) and the TV miniseries A Very English Scandal a 12 months later.
The five-episode miniseries The Undoing, which concludes within the UK on Sky Atlantic/NOW TV this Monday (November 30), sees Grant take the position of a kids’s oncologist. He performs Jonathan Fraser who’s accused of the brutal homicide of his former affected person’s mom, with whom he was having an additional marital affair.
In a five-star review of The Undoing, NME‘s Dan Seddon wrote: “All in all, this can be a must-watch piece of telly that boasts two of the 12 months’s most compelling leads in Jonathan [Grant] and Grace [Nicole Kidman]. Ideally suited to the restricted sequence format, Korelitz’s e-book is bound to fly off the cabinets with elevated velocity when followers make it to the tip of this adaptation. They’ll simply must unstick themselves from the sting of the couch first.”