English actor Hugh Grant received a different kind of attention than he was used to during last year’s iteration of Comic-Con. The star is known for his performance in a variety of movies like the Golden Globe award-winning “Four Weddings And A Funeral,” “Notting Hill,” “Music And Lyrics,” “Love Actually,” and several others.
Grant’s most recent work is a yet-to-be-released film “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” which will see him star alongside several famous actors, including “Star Trek” star Chris Pine and Regé-Jean Page. The film is slated for release on March 31, 2023.
Read on to learn more.
Hugh Grant Says He Was Stalked During Comic-Con
In an interview with Collider, Grant shed some light on his experiences at the San Diego Comic-Con convention. The actor and the rest of the cast attended the event to promote their upcoming film, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.”
Grant particularly noted how he was followed about by someone wearing a hot dog costume for three days. He also said the stalking freaked him out so thoroughly that he still had nightmares about the hot dog costume-clad person. “There was only one person at that convention who really loved me, and he was dressed for the whole three days as a hot dog,” the actor recalled.
“And he followed me wherever I went. I couldn’t shake him. Do you remember the hot dog? I was terrified. I still have nightmares about him.”
He Wasn’t Sure How He Would Be Received At San Diego Comic-Con
During the interview, which also had Pine seated, Grant admitted that he initially thought the crowd would give him a poorer reception than the rest of his cast mates. Pine revealed that having people be excited and cheer for them while they walked on stage was “pretty cool.”
Grant responded per Insider, “Well, I was terrified because they bring the actors out one by one, and I’m so old now. I’m passé, and I thought, ‘They’ll bring out Chris Pine, they’ll go mad. They’ll bring out the others; they’ll go mad. And then they’ll say- Hugh Grant,’ and there’ll be dead silence.”
In response to Pine’s “They love you,” Grant said, “But I think they’re on crack or something.”
Hugh Grant Made Jokes About ‘S&M And Dungeons’
Pine revealed during the interview that Grant became the fan favorite at the event because he wouldn’t stop making jokes about “S&M and dungeons.”
Insider disclosed that the actor made many sex dungeon innuendos while giving answers to questions. Grant’s response to being asked what he took home from the set was, “For many years, I always take home a couple of extras.”
The actor continued, “I’ve got quite a few now. And on this one, I’ve got a couple that are very pretty that I’m very, very pleased with. They’re in my dungeon now.”
“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is based on “Dungeons and Dragons,” a tabletop role-playing game. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein directed the fantasy adventure movie, with Daley also co-writing the screenplay alongside Michael Gilio.
Hugh Grant Reveals He Is ‘Married To James Bond’ In ‘Glass Onion’
While talking about the recently released “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Grant gave fans a little look into the life of Daniel Craig‘s mysterious character in the film, Benoit Blanc. While the first movie did not provide any insight into the private investigator’s life, the Rian Johnson-directed sequel showed a glimpse of Grant as the actor’s husband, Philip.
The actor told Collider, “It is true, I’m married to James Bond. It’s the tiniest little moment. I don’t really know why they wanted to do it, but anyway, I thought Knives Out 1 was brilliant, and so yeah, I thought, why not? I turn up for a few hours…”
As Grant stated, his moment in the film was considerably small. The actor’s voice was initially heard at the start of the film calling out to the detective through their bathroom. Blanc, on his part, could be seen sulking on the other end while blaring music. Grant was shown once again answering the door in an apron and a jar of sourdough in his hand.