The romantic comedy of 2003 Love actually It has become a popular Christmas movie in the last 15 years, and one of the most famous scenes in the movie featured Hugh Grant, playing the role of British Prime Minister, dancing down 10 Downing Street to Jump (for my love) by the Pointer Sisters. But, in the new retrospective career Hugh Grant: a life on screen, the 59-year-old actor revealed that he thought the iconic dance scene would be "unbearable."
Director Richard Curtis says in advance published by Variety Grant "hated,quot; the dance scene, adding that the 59-year-old actor is "the least musical person in the world."
Grant's co-star Colin Firth added that he remembers Grant "making a terrible fuss about the dance." And Grant admitted that before filming the scene, he thought he had the power to be "the most unbearable scene ever committed to the celluloid." "
"I certainly was afraid to film it, and Richard kept saying …" Don't you think it's better to rehearse the dance scene? & # 39; ", Remember Grant." And I would say, & # 39; Oh yes, yes, I really only have to rehearse a few lines, you know, today my ankle hurts & # 39; ".
The actor went on to say that he never rehearsed the scene. And suddenly, one day it was 7 in the morning and he was a grumpy 40-year-old Englishman who was sober when the director told him it was okay to "get scared now." Grant added that the scene was "absolute hell."
Curtis disagrees and said that Grant had a lot of practice with his "dirty behavior in London clubs," and the actor ended up being "pretty good at dancing."
But then the movie came out, and the scene ended up being a fan favorite. Firth said he delighted everyone, and believes it is the highlight of the film for many people.
The famous scene made headlines in the UK this week when the ruling conservative party of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a video that parodied another scene in the film that showed Andrew Lincoln's character giving a silent message to the character of Keira Knightley at the door through a series of handwritten cards. .
The parody features Johnson's intermittent messages about Brexit, but Grant said in the interview that the scene's point was completely lost. Grant, who is against England leaving the European Union, said Johnson omitted the movie sign that said "And at Christmas the truth is told."
Hugh Grant: a life on screen it airs on December 23 in the UK as part of the BBC's Christmas programming program.