Hugh Grant says Robert Downey Jr ‘wanted to kill him’


Hugh Grant revealed that he once had a feud with former co-star Robert Downey Jr.

In a recent interview, Grant said, “He hated me. We did a thing called Restoration, and he took one look at me and wanted to kill me.”

However, the 57-year-old actor said that he was unsure what sparked the animosity.

The iconic British actor spoke to People magazine about his relationships with former co-stars.

“I don’t know. I was so hurt,” he said.

Downey later took to Twitter to clear the air, letting Grant know that there was no longer any beef between them.

“A lot has happened over two decades!,” Downey tweeted on Thursday. “I respect how Mr Grant has matured as an artist & voice against violations of privacy. Let’s break bread together soon @HackedOffHugh! #burythehatchet2018.”

In addition to Downey, Grant admitted that there was also some tension between him and Drew Barrymore on the set of their film Music and Lyrics.

“I admired her,” he explained. “We were just very different human beings. She was very L.A. and I was a grumpy old Londoner.”

However, not all of Grant’s co-star relationships were bad. The actor praised Meryl Streep, referring to his Florence Foster Jenkins co-star as “a genius.”

Along with Streep, Grant also expressed love for his Bridget Jones co-star Renée Zellweger.

“Renee loves me and I love Renee. Well, I mean she’s in the same category as Emma Thompson, in terms of lunacy, but an amazing actress of course, and very generous,” he said. “She once sent me a fabulous huge volume of beautiful photography, including a lot of semi-undressed women. I remember it because I had just landed in Marrakesh … and the book was impounded.”

Grant also recalled his Nine Months co-star, the late Robin Williams, who he called a “genius on another level” and “very kind.”