Drew Barrymore proves to Hugh Grant what her voice can do after he jokingly called her “terrible.”
During a WIRED video interview posted on Monday where he answers ‘the most searched questions on the web’ Dungeons & Dragons: honor among thieves actor was asked, “Is Hugh Grant really singing along Music and lyricsHe replied that he does, but he’s “auto-tuned incredibly. Actually, that’s not true. I’m kind of auto-tuned, but not as much as some.
Laughing, the actor went on to say that Barrymore, who starred opposite him in the 2007 rom-com, wouldn’t mind if he said “her singing is just awful” in the movie.
The Marc Lawrence-directed film follows former music superstar Alex Fletcher (Grant) who is presented with an opportunity for a career comeback when he is asked to write a song for teen sensation Cora Corman (Haley Bennett). The only problem is that he can’t compose lyrics, so he teams up with Sophie Fisher (Barrymore), a younger woman who is good with words, to write a song.
Grant, who recently went viral after an awkward Oscars red carpet interview with Ashley Graham, didn’t stop there. “I’ve heard dogs bark better than they sing,” he added jokingly. “But… once they got her set up, she sounded way better than me because she’s got heart, voice, and rock ‘n’ roll. While I sounded like Julie Andrews and I also wanted to be a kind of rock and roll.”
According to the WIRED interview, the Charlie’s Angels actress was all smiles as she took to Instagram on Thursday to share a clip of her singing “Way Back Into Love,” from Music and lyrics, with the caption “#SingForHughGrant JOIN ME.” After showing off her singing, she addresses Grant and says, “Oh Hugh, Bert, Hubert, that’s for you.”