‘Music and Lyrics’ Made It’s London Debut

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.