Drew Barrymore reacts to Hugh Grant saying his singing on ‘Music and Lyrics’ was ‘just awful’

Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant attend the Music and Texts premiere on February 12, 2007 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. (Photo: Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)

Drew Barrymore had a surprisingly sweet response to her on Thursday Music and Texts co-star Hugh Grant’s criticism of his singing voice. He just sang part of the movie’s big song, the catchy “Way Back Into Love,” dropped notes and all, using a hairbrush as a microphone.

“Oh, Hugh…bert. Hubert,” she said, before singing again, “This is for teuuuuu.”

Earlier in the week, Grant called the actress and talk show host’s voice “just awful.”

It happened during an interview with Wiredwhen the next star Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves he was asked if he sang solo in the 2007 romantic comedy, in which Grant plays a down-and-out pop star who teams up with Barrymore to write a catchy pop song for a celebrity reminiscent of Britney Spears (played by Haley Bennett). The song they came up with is the catchy “Way Back Into Love” which was actually written by the late Adam Schlesinger. A version of the tune on the official soundtrack is, in fact, credited to Grant and Barrymore.

“Yeah, well, I know, but I’m automatically tuned in beyond belief,” said Grant who was seated next to his co-stars Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez. “Actually, that’s not true. I’m kind of auto-tuned, but not as much as some. Drew Barrymore was in that movie with me and I don’t think he’d mind if I said her singing is just awful.”

With a chuckle, she added, “I’ve heard dogs bark better than they sing.”


“But having said that, once they tuned her up, she sounded so much better than me,” Grant said, “because she has heart and voice and rock ‘n’ roll whereas I sounded like Julie Andrews and I’m meant to be rock ‘n’ roll.” roll.”

The two showed last year when he appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show, who have remained friends since their movie hit theaters. And it turns out their first interaction was when she contacted him during, as he put it, “the dark days of my Divine Brown scandal.”

“You will always have a place in my heart,” Grant told her.

The host went on to say that Grant is “kind of a curmudgeon,” which is exactly what he appeared to be on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, when he had a painfully awkward interview with model Ashley Graham, over her refusal to answer. to his questions in more than a few words. Graham’s own response, which she gave on TMZ cameras, was, “You know what, my mom told me to kill people with kindness. So there you go.”

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