‘Music and Lyrics’ Made It’s London Debut

February 6th, 2007 // 2 Comments

Hugh Grant is back with another romantic comedy which co-stars Drew Barrymore. “Music and Lyrics” is about a washed up singer, played by Hugh Grant, who is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an admiring teen sensation. Though he’s never written lyrics in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman, played by Drew Barrymore, with a flair for words.

While Hugh may play the romantic type on screen, he’s not so much off screen.

But the Love Actually actor, 46, said: “I’m not a very romantic man and I’m not a very musical man.” Adding: “What am I doing in this film? I don’t know.”

He added of the film experience: “Singing and dancing was a bit of a nightmare for me to be honest. My friends think I’m a bit of a freak because I don’t even listen to music.”

He said of the experience of working with Drew Barrymore, who was also at the premiere: “It was the first time I’ve worked with her and I felt very sorry for her.

“She’s full of sunshine, light, laughter and positive feelings and I’m the exact reverse. I’m full of gloom, a cloud of misery. She’s very encouraging, she kept me going.”

He added: “A lot of the stuff in this film is very close to my heart although I was a little bit disappointed because they were trying to make me look in my mid twenties for one scene and gave me the most expensive haircut and a load of make-up and it resulted in me looking 45 instead of 46. I looked like an old tart.”


More photos from the red carpet premiere of “Music and Lyrics” after the jump.


By Jessica Marx

  1. How come men age so great they are in the sun more. The same physical reasons they are attractive are their when they are older. 46 look at him and stefano gabbana for that w ad flawless.Its not fair.

  2. Carly

    Who is the skinny person who looks like she is constipated and dizzy next to Hugh in that picture? I hope that’s not his girlfriend. Ick.

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