Stewart: Grant Is My Least Favorite Guest Ever
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
December 13, 2012
Looks like Hugh Grant, 52, and Jon Stewart, 50, won't be crossing paths again soon if Stewart can help it -- The Daily Show host revealed in a recent interview that not only is the British actor his least favorite guest ever, but that we won't be seeing him on his hit Comedy Central show ever again.
Grant appeared on The Daily Show in December of 2009 to promote his romantic comedy Did You Hear About the Morgans? opposite Sarah Jessica Parker, and though there were no signs of visible tension between the two during the televised interview, according to Stewart, Grant displayed diva-like behavior when he didn't like the clip provided by the film's publicist.
"He's giving everyone s*** the whole time, and he's a big pain in the a**," Stewart told Stephen Colbert in an interview for a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey. Grant reportedly complained, 'What is that clip? It's a terrible clip,' to which Stewart replied, "Well, then make a better f***ing movie."
He concluded that he would "never let" Grant back on The Daily Show.
During the candid chat before a sold-out crowd, Stewart also admitted to nearly quitting the show when he took over for Craig Killborn in 1999.
"I walk in the door, into a room with the writers and producers, and the first thing they say is, 'This isn't some MTV bull****.' ... And then I was told not to change the jokes or improvise," he recalled about initially feeling unwelcome. "[I told my agent] get me the f*** out of this. These people are insane ... I had to be talked down from a moderately high cliff ... What I did not realize is, a lot of the people who worked there were a**holes."