Hugh Grant Says He 'Went Mad' in 2007, 'Couldn't Stop Crying for Three Weeks'
By Rachel McRady
Hugh Grant couldn’t turn off the water works. During a Thursday night appearance on The Late Late Show, the British actor opened up to host, James Corden, about a difficult time in his life.
After Corden recalled Grant telling him his entire life story the first time they met, the Love Actually star said, “I do that now, I can’t tell you why. I have to stop. I spent half my life campaigning for privacy and the other half revealing everything about myself.”
Corden jokingly asked if Grant, 55, had been to therapy and got a rather surprisingly candid response.
“Only once, I went mad in 2007,” he said, seemingly serious. “I got massaged into madness. I went on a holiday in the Maldives and I was extremely bored, so I thought, ‘I’ll have another massage.’ I was having about 30 massages a day. At the end of the holiday, I felt a little strange… I got on the plane to go home, opened the newspaper reading the football results, and I burst into tears. And I couldn’t stop crying for three weeks. It was completely absurd… so I went to see shrinks then.”
Grant could not explain what made him so emotional almost a decade ago, but he did crack a joke that he “can’t stop” having kids.
It happened when actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who was also visiting the late night show, talked about her semi-psychic abilities.
“When I was a child, I could pretty accurately predict people’s pregnancies, what the gender of their baby was going to be,” she admitted.
“Oh God, predict mine. They’re out of control,” Grant said.