Oscars 2023: Hugh Grant slammed for 'rude' behaviour on red carpet

Fans did not hold back on social media.

Hugh Grant has been slammed after giving a 'rude' interview on the Oscars red carpet with model Ashley Graham.

The British actor seemed to want to be anywhere other than the red carpet while being interviewed, with Ashley asking him standard questions such as who he was rooting for and what designer he was wearing.

Hugh Grant at the Oscars 2023
Hugh Grant has been slammed after giving a 'rude' interview on the Oscars 2023 red carpet, with some describing him as a 'jerk'. Photo: ABC

"No one in particular," the Notting Hill star responded when Ashley asked who he wanted to win.

When asked who he was wearing, he simply said, "Just my suit," when pushed for further information, he added, "I can't remember, my tailor."

"Shout out to the tailor!" Ashley said, trying to keep the energy high.


However, the interview continued on a downward spiral when she asked what it was like to be in Glass Onion, with the actor pointing out he wasn't in the film for very long.

"I'm barely in it, I'm in it for about three seconds," he said.

"Yeah, but still you should up and you had fun, right?" Ashley probed.

"Ah, almost," he said.

Ashley wrapped up the interview, with Hugh looking perplexed as he walked away.

April Reign took to Twitter to share her surprise after seeing the interview, writing, "I don’t understand this from Hugh Grant. If you don’t want to be interviewed, don’t take the mic, smile politely and keep walking.

"Kudos to @ashleygraham for trying repeatedly to get something interesting out of him."

"Ashley handled him like a pro," one user responded. "He grumped and she kept it moving and when she was done she was done. She doesn't need to know everything about every person; she just needs to keep it light and moving."

"Despite Hugh Grants uninterested responses, Ashley looked amazing and navigated the awkward responses well," another said.

Ashley Graham and Hugh Grant
'Ashley handled him like a pro,' one user said of the awkward exchange. Photo: ABC

"I agree. He was unnecessarily rude," a third added.

"He was obnoxious. She handled it brilliantly," someone else wrote.

Others said it was Ashley's fault, with one user writing, "If you ask boring questions, you're going to get boring answers."


"I disagree. She’s not a very great interviewer, and he was just being blunt," another said. At least he stopped and spoke to her, he doesn’t owe anyone anything."

"It’s called British humour. There’s gotta be a bit of realism amongst the crowd of fake, plastic smiles," someone else added. "Good on him."

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