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Grant: I felt small next to Cavill

Published 14/08/2015

Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer made Hugh Grant feel “small, old and fat” when they starred together in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The pair star together in upcoming movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E, along with Armie Hammer.

But Hugh, 54, says that appearing alongside such strapping Hollywood heartthrobs made him feel a little insecure.

“I just felt rather small… I felt small and old and fat, otherwise, great!” he admitted during a chat on US TV show Extra.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E marks the first time Hugh has worked with director Guy Ritchie.

However, Hugh revealed in the interview that he has long had a link with Guy – a link that stems back generations.

“His dad was a great friend of my father's in the army,” Hugh said. “His father, who was quite a character, once tried to get through the porthole of a ship naked, and it was my father who had to pull him out.”

Hugh can also soon be seen in the upcoming movie Florence Foster Jenkins, in which he stars with Meryl Streep.

But one film he decided to give a miss was the next installment in the Bridget Jones’s Diary story.

Hugh appeared as the lothario Daniel Cleaver in the original 2001 adaptation of Helen Fielding’s book, before reprising the film for 2004 sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

However, Hugh admits he won’t be taking on the role for a third time.

“They're making it anyway, but this came up a couple of years ago and they had a script that was promising, but I didn't feel it quite made it, so by the time they wanted to shoot, I said look, it's just best if you make it without me,” he explained.

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