Hugh Grant made a joke about his former co-star Drew Drew Barrymore's singing skills
Grant and Barrymore starred together in the 2007 romantic comedy "Music and Lyrics," where they played a pop duo.
The joke has received mixed reactions from fans and the media, with some finding it funny and others calling it disrespectful.
During an appearance on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show," Grant was asked about his experience working with Barrymore on "Music and Lyrics.
The actor revealed that while he enjoyed working with her, he couldn't help but cringe at her singing skills. "Drew is a fantastic actress.
She's a great producer, she's a great director, but she has one major flaw. That is, she cannot sing," Grant said jokingly.
He went on to say that he was relieved that his character in "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" didn't have to sing, as he wasn't confident in his own abilities either.
I was very happy to hear that my character doesn't have to sing, because that's not my forte either. I mean, I can carry a tune, but I wouldn't want to do it in public," he said.
While some fans found Grant's comments about Barrymore's singing skills harmless and amusing, others called them unnecessary and disrespectful.
Many pointed out that singing wasn't a requirement for Barrymore's role in "Music and Lyrics," and that Grant's joke was unfounded.
Others argued that even if Barrymore wasn't a great singer, it was still rude to publicly make fun of her in that way.
This isn't the first time that Grant has made headlines for his candid comments during interviews.
In the past, he has been known for his witty and sometimes controversial remarks about his co-stars and the entertainment industry as a whole.
While some find his honesty refreshing, others have criticized him for being unprofessional and disrespectful.