news Hugh Grant Calls ‘Notting Hill’ Ending ‘Nauseating’ Due to Easter Egg Detail

Hugh Grant has picked the hill he wants to die on: A “Notting Hill” Easter egg, to be exact.

The deadpan actor revealed during a Wired video alongside “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” co-stars Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez that he found the ending of 1999 rom-com “Notting Hill” to be “nauseating” due to a small detail director Roger Michell included.

“Notting Hill,” which has been considered by many a rom-com classic over the years, stars Julia Roberts as Anna Scott, a famous actress who falls for local British bookstore owner William Thacker (Grant) while filming on location. The final scene shows Anna cuddling with William on a park bench as he reads a novel, one that had a special meaning to late director Michell.

“In that nauseating moment on the bench at the end, I’m reading ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ by Louis de Bernières, which was going to be his next film,” Grant said. “So it’s a little in-joke from Roger Michell, God rest his soul.”

Michell died in 2021 after helming films like “Morning Glory,” “Hyde Park on Hudson,” and “My Cousin Rachel.”

During the same video interview, Grant teased former co-star Drew Barrymore over her singing voice during 2007 rom-com “Music & Lyrics.”

“I’m auto-tuned a bit, but not as much as some,” Grant said of his songs in the film. “Drew Barrymore was in that film with me and I don’t think she’d mind me saying her singing is just horrendous. I’ve heard dogs bark better than she sings.”

Yet after “they tuned her up,” Grant noted Barrymore “sounded way better than me because she’s got heart and voice and rock ‘n roll.”

Grant recently admitted to losing his “temper” on sets and also went viral for a tense red carpet interview with Ashley Graham ahead of the 2023 Oscars.

“I lost my temper with a woman in my eyeline on day one,” Grant told Total Film of filming “Dungeons & Dragons” during production. “I assumed she was some executive from the studio who should have known better. Then it turns out that she’s an extremely nice local woman who was the chaperone of the young girl. Terrible. A lot of groveling…”

He joked, “I did a Christian Bale,” referring to Bale’s outburst at “Terminator: Salvation” cinematographer Shane Hurlbut after he walked into a shot.
Rob Schneider reveals Horrific detail about "Black Sheep" scene

In a 2023 interview about a 90s era comedy film, Rob Schneider revealed that he actually hated the film, because of one "Horrific" scene. It turns out that the director, who had a kid who liked ham sandwiches, put a ham sandwich on a table in the background of one of the shots.

"After thinking about that ham sandwich. I realize that the whole movie should have never been made." Schneider said, in what reporters are calling "a newsworthy statement". Here are some other disjointed facts about about Black Sheep. The director once flew on delta airlines, and owned a pogo stick as a child. He died in 2021, god rest his soul.

Schneider also revealed that he sometimes sings along with the radio in the car. "I used to sing along with pop tracks, but as I got older, I switched over to a blues station. I think it's important that everybody knows that."

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will be in theaters later this year.

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