Drew Barrymore had a surprisingly sweet response to her on Thursday Music and lyrics co-star Hugh Grant’s criticism of her singing voice. She just sang part of the movie’s big song, the catchy “Way Back Into Love,” missed notes and all, using a hairbrush as her microphone.
“Oh, Hugh… bert. Hubert,” she said, before singing again, “That’s for youuuuuuu.”
Earlier in the week, Grant called the voice of the actress and talk show host “just awful.”
It happened during an interview with Wiredwhen the star of the coming Dungeons and Dragons: honor among thieves was asked if he’d done his own vocals in the 2007 rom-com, in which Grant plays a washed-up pop star who co-writes a catchy pop song with Barrymore for a celebrity reminiscent of Britney Spears (played by Haley Bennett). The song they come up with is the catchy “Way Back Into Love”, which was actually written by the late Adam Schlesinger. A version of the tune on the official soundtrack is in fact credited to Grant and Barrymore.
“Yeah I do, but I’m incredibly auto-tuned,” said Grant, sitting next to his co-stars Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez. “Actually that’s not true, I’m kind of auto-tuned, but not as much as some. Drew Barrymore starred with me in that movie and I don’t think she would mind if I say her singing is just awful.”
With a chuckle he added, “I’ve heard dogs bark better than they sing.”
“But having said that, once they tuned her she sounded much better than me,” Grant said, “because she’s got heart and voice and rock ‘n’ roll, whereas I sounded like Julie Andrews and I’m meant to to be rock’ not roll.”
The two showed up last year when he appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show, that they have remained friends since their films hit theaters. And it turns out their first interaction was when she contacted him during, as he put it, “the dark days of my Divine Brown scandal.”
“You’ll always have a place in my heart,” Grant told her.
The host then said Grant is “a bit of a sourpuss,” which is exactly what he appeared to be on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday, when he had a painfully awkward interview with model Ashley Graham, due to his refusal to ask her questions. to answer with more than a few words. Graham’s own response, given to TMZ cameras, was, “You know what, my mom told me to kill people with kindness. So there you go.”