No doubt when you reach a certain level of wealth and comfort, the conventions of normal financial sense go out with the window and you can indulge.
Think of that episode of 'Friends' when Joey got all his 'Days of our Lives' money and he spent it on a porcelain greyhound and his vaporwave-esque apartment. It's a common enough story for young actors to flaunt their money, but then soon have to pawn the stuff afterward when work dries up.
However, when you get to Richard E. Grant's status and you're doing just fine from work on the likes of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker', your own perfume line, and your books, you can splurge a little. But where does the splurging go, then?
Well, if you're Richard E. Grant, you commission a sculptor to create a two-foot-tall rendition of Barbra Streisand's face that you keep in your back garden.
You think we joke? That we jest? Look. Look with your eyes.
Grant, of course, explained his reasons in that melodic and calming timbre and, for some reason, it made a lot of sense. “I’ve been a Barbra Streisand fan for over fifty years," he began.
"When I saw her last summer, I told her that I was having a sculpture made of her face, and she said, ‘you’re insane.’ And I said, ‘yeah, I know.’ And she said, ‘no, no. You. Are. Insane.’ Here it is, and I couldn’t be happier."
— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) February 6, 2020
Look, let's be honest - if you had the money, you'd do the same or something similar. Us? We'd get a ten-foot-tall ice sculpture made of McBain from 'The Simpsons' because he's always "ice to see you". Failing that, we'd try and buy Arnold Schwarzenegger's rocket launcher from 'Commando'.
How we can, then, sit in judgement of Richard E. Grant wanting a giant face of Barbra Streisand to admire? It's 2020, let people enjoy what they want if they're not hurting anybody.