Hugh Grant Claims to Not Recognize Renee Zellweger in Photo, Says His Former Co-Stars All 'Hate' Him
By Jackie Willis
Despite starring in two Bridget Jones' Diary movies with Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant had a hard time telling her apart from his other leading ladies.
While on Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live, the 55-year-old actor agreed to play a game of "Who Grant?", and was asked a series of questions about his former co-stars, including Zellweger, Drew Barrymore (Music and Lyrics), Julia Roberts (Notting Hill), Julianne Moore (Nine Months), Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Sarah Jessica Parker (Did You Hear About the Morgans?). The top of the women's faces were then displayed.
When asked by host Andy Cohen who was the most down to earth of the actresses, Grant responded, "Down to earth? That's pushing it."
He then had trouble recognizing Zellweger, who was just recently at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet, of which Grant also attended. "Who's the one second from the right, because I've never seen her before in my life," he exclaimed. When Cohen revealed to him that it was his Bridget Jones co-star, Grant answered, "Oh, Renee! Not exactly down to earth. Out to lunch... I guess Sarah Jessica."
The actor was also quite candid as to why he chose not to star in the third Bridget Jones sequel. "I'm particularly difficult and queeny when it comes to scripts, and I couldn't quite make the script work for me so they then made it without me, and that's brilliant," he said after confirming that he was contacted about doing the movie.