For a period of time in the late nineties and early noughties, Hugh Grant was the quintessential rom-com dish.
Thanks to roles in the likes of 'Notting Hill', 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and 'Bridget Jones's Diary', the English actor found fame on a huge level - but he doesn't quite look back on that time with rose-tinted glasses.
"Most of those romantic comedies I can look squarely in the face — one or two are shockers." #AVeryEnglishScandal star Hugh Grant recalls his rom-com leading man status and how he’s learned to appreciate it https://t.co/qbsym7TMYq pic.twitter.com/j3qlNLjifD
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 5, 2019
When the 58-year-old was asked about his supposed 'inferiority complex' from being 'just the guy from romantic comedies', he said: "Well, yes, but less now because I've gotten too old and ugly and fat to do them anymore, so now I've done other things and I've got marginally less self-hate."
He added: "I was being paid tons of money. I was very lucky. And most of those romantic comedies I can look squarely in the face — one or two are shockers, but on the whole I can look them in the face and people like them."
He also said that he felt he had made mistakes while at the height of his fame. "After Four Weddings, and the world was my oyster, I should've made interesting decisions and done different stuff. Instead, I repeated myself almost identically about 17 times in a row."
Well, at least he still has a sense of humour about it. Read the whole interview here.