Drew Barrymore proves to Hugh Grant just what her voice can do after he jokingly called her singing “terrible”.
While a CRATED video interview posted Monday, where he answers “the web’s most searched questions,” the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves actor was asked, “Does Hugh Grant actually sing Music and Lyrics?” He replied that he did, but he was “auto-tuned beyond belief. Actually, that’s not true. I’m a little bit tuned, but not as much as some.”
Laughing, the actor went on to say that Barrymore, who starred opposite him in the 2007 rom-com, wouldn’t mind saying that “her singing is just terrible” in the film.
The film directed by Marc Lawrence follows former musical superstar Alex Fletcher (Grant) who gets a chance at a career comeback when he is asked to write a song for teenage sensation Cora Corman (Haley Bennett). The only problem is that he can’t compose lyrics, so he teams up with Sophie Fisher (Barrymore), a younger woman who has a way with words, to help write a song.
Grant, who recently went viral after an awkward Oscars red carpet interview with Ashley Graham, didn’t stop there. “I’ve heard dogs bark better than she sings,” he added jokingly. “But … after they tuned her, she sounded a lot better than me, because she’s got heart and voice and rock ‘n’ roll. While I sounded like Julie Andrews and I was also going to be kind of rock ‘n’ roll.
Following the CRATED interview, the Charlie’s angels actress was all smiles as she took to Instagram on Thursday to share a clip of her singing “Way Back Into Love,” from Music and Lyrics, with the caption “#SingForHughGrant JOIN ME.” After showing her song, she addresses Grant, saying, “Oh Hugh, Bert, Hubert, that’s for you.”