All The Evidence That Hugh Grant Is Just Playing Himself In Every Movie
Hugh Grant is up there with one of the most underrated actors ever, IOHO. His movies are simple, easy to watch, romantic, and his characters are undeniably lovable. Whether he’s playing a rude, woman-manipulating Daniel Cleaver in the Bridget Jones’s Diary series, or a loveable loser in Four Weddings and a Funeral — we still can’t help but love him. What is it about Hugh Grant that tugs on our heartstrings?!
One thing Hugh is constantly criticized for by fans and critics alike is that much of his characters tend to be the same. The 58-year-old actor loves those romantic comedy roles where he plays a British gentleman who is truly foolish when it comes to love. Have you ever heard the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” These recurring roles, along with other things, lead us to believe that, although Hugh is a great actor, he’s ultimately just playing himself in every movie.
Sound bizarre? Hear us out. We’ve put together a list of all the reasons Hugh’s iconic characters really are just versions of his authentic self. We recommend hitting up GQ‘s “Hugh Grant Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters” video before reading…we refer to it often.