On His Birthday, Hugh Grant Usually Throws a Tantrum
... And he has since he was a young boy. Actor Hugh Grant, who recounts his most memorable birthday parties here, isn't a huge fan of birthdays — so definitely don't throw him a surprise party.
Released on 9/9/2016
[Interviewer] What's your favorite birthday,
not year but event on your birthday?
[Interviewer] Can be any age.
Ah, the thing is to be absolutely honest
I usually have a tantrum on my birthday.
And I have had since I was
a small boy.
I remember I didn't like the fact when I was about seven.
My mother, very kindly had organized a party
and the prizes for the girls,
I thought were nicer than the prizes for the boys.
And I remember having a tantrum about that.
[Interviewer] Have you had a surprise party?
Yes, my political friends do that for me now
and I hate them.
I ruin them by being in a foul mood.
They lead me in blindfold I know what's going on.
The last one had a theme actually, which was feminism.
Cause they're very proud of me.
They've educated me in all kinds of political ways
that I didn't know I was capable of now.
Now, apparently I'm a feminist.
And they've invited all these top British feminists.
Who gave me interesting feminist books
and things like that.
Yeah, yeah. Yeah, it was nice.