Hugh Grant admitted that he hated filming his iconic dance scene within the traditional 2003 vacation film “Love Truly.”
The 62-year-old actor instructed Diane Sawyer that he immediately disliked the scene, wherein his prime minister character David dances exuberantly round 10 Downing Road to the Pointer Sisters’ “Bounce (For My Love).”
“I noticed it within the script and I believed, ‘Properly, I will hate doing that,’ ” he stated in a clip from the upcoming ABC Information particular “The Laughter & Secrets and techniques of Love Truly: 20 Years Later” through Folks journal.
Grant continued, “I did not fancy doing the dance in any respect, not to mention rehearsing it.”
“He saved saying no,” “Love Truly” director and screenwriter Richard Curtis recalled.
“I believe he hoped I would get sick or one thing and we would say, ‘Oh, nicely, what a disgrace, we’ll need to lose that dancing sequence.’ “
Curtis instructed Sawyer that Grant was “grumpy” on the day of the shoot however the Golden Globe Award winner “knew it was a contractual obligation.”
“Only a contractual guillotine coming down?” Sawyer, 76, requested Grant.
“Yeah, a contractual guillotine,” he agreed.
“And I am out of rhythm, by the way in which, particularly at first once I wiggle my a**,” Grant added.
Sawyer requested Curtis how he felt when Grant lastly filmed the scene. “I am pondering, oh, good, he is doing it. And two, that is agonizingly embarrassing,” the filmmaker remembered. “He was simply good.”
Grant took credit score for arising with the scene’s hilariously awkward conclusion wherein David’s secretary walks in on him whereas he is strutting his stuff. “It was my thought to have that secretary woman catch me,” he stated. “Genius.”
“And to at the present time, there’s many individuals — and I agree with them — who suppose it is essentially the most excruciating scene ever dedicated to celluloid,” the “Bridget Jones Diary” star joked. “However then some folks prefer it.”
The upcoming one-hour particular will commemorate the beloved vacation movie’s twentieth anniversary. “The Laughter & Secrets and techniques of Love Truly: 20 Years Later – A Diane Sawyer Particular” will air at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.