Drew Barrymore reacts to Hugh Grant calling her singing ‘terrible’

Drew Barrymore this week, it looks like she was going to demonstrate her musical skills. Hugh grant it was implied that she needed a little technical help with singing.

IN Wired video interview posted on YouTube on Monday, Grant looked back on his experience on the 2007 romantic comedy “Music and words”, which also starred Barrymore. When asked if he himself sang in the film, the actor said that it was indeed his real voice, although “incredibly auto-tuned.”

However, regarding his co-star’s vocals, Grant didn’t hold back, hinting that her performances were further manipulated.

“Drew Barrymore was with me in this movie and I don’t think she’d mind if I told her that her singing is just terrible,” he said with a laugh. “I heard dogs bark better than she sings.”

On Thursday, Barrymore responded to Grant’s tongue-in-cheek criticism of an Instagram video in which she hums “Way Back Into Love” – ​​a song from the Music and Lyrics soundtrack – into a hairbrush.

“Oh Hubert, Hubert, this is for you,” she quipped at the end of the clip, using the nickname she used for Grant in the past.

In Mark Lawrence’s Music & Lyrics, Grant plays Alex Fletcher, a former boy band member who hopes to revive his waning career by teaming up with aspiring lyricist Sophie Fisher (Barrymore) to write a song for contemporary pop star Cora. Corman (Haley Bennett).

Despite mixed reviews, the film was a box office hit, grossing almost $146 million World.

Aside from their dubious singing talents, Barrymore and Grant remained friends years after the film’s release. V interview on The Drew Barrymore Show in 2021, they shared a mutual admiration for each other’s work.

“I love to hate the movies I’ve been in and I really hate some of them,” Grant said on the talk show. “But “Music and Lyrics” is impossible to hate. We’re so good at it and so adorable.”

Barrymore added: “If you think I’m good at this, it means a lot to me because I have a lot of respect for you. Aside from your charm and your heart, your talent… is simply unmatched.”

Hugh Grant (left) and Drew Barrymore in 2007.
Hugh Grant (left) and Drew Barrymore in 2007.

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