Creative violence is what happened on set 17 years ago with successful British actor Hugh Grant. What led to such an embarrassment of the owner of the Golden Globe and the multiple statuettes of Baft? And why did he wait 17 years to admit it?
Hugh Grant's dance of the screen Prime Minister of Great Britain won the hearts of viewers around the world back in 2003. According to the plot in Love Actually, Prime Minister David decided to relieve tension after a hard day's work with the help of a fun dance. The actor performs these rhythmic movements right at the workplace to a song that sounds on the radio. By coincidence, not all parliamentary workers went home, and David's assistant unexpectedly appeared on the doorstep of the cabinet, who unwittingly became an observer of this madness. This embarrassing situation, which took place in parliament, became no less embarrassing for the performer of the role of Hugh Grant. Richard Curtis - the director of this film in the truest sense of the word made Hugh dance such a relaxed dance, which seemed so easy for the actor.
The shooting took place 17 years ago, but only now the actor decided to admit that this scene was the most difficult for him in his career. He made such a statement at the time of filming a documentary about the life of an actor. It turns out that Grant never danced at all and therefore refused to do it on the set, he was 100% sure that he would not succeed.
“I thought:“It will be unbearable!”. It will be so bad that it will be the worst scene ever filmed. And then Richard joked that thanks to the dirty dances that I had to see at London discos, I would dance just fine,”admitted Hugh.
The celebrity also added that the dance was filmed in full improvisation, he invented all the movements on the go. Because there was no time to rehearse at all, due to the fact that a lot of time was spent on quarrels and scandals with the director. After all, Grant was not only afraid to dance, he refused to take part in this scene. Now, many years later, the actor recalls the shooting of the Christmas comedy Love Actually with a smile on his face and admits that the past experience became a real creative challenge for him, which he overcame with success.
Today Hugh Grant continues his acting career. Very soon we will be able to see his new work in the action comedy "Gentlemen".