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

Credits

Starring: Hugh Grant
Director: Lynn Hirschberg

Transcript

00:00
[Interviewer] What's your favorite birthday,
00:01
not year but event on your birthday?
00:06
Uh.
00:07
[Interviewer] Can be any age.
00:14
Ah, the thing is to be absolutely honest
00:16
I usually have a tantrum on my birthday.
00:18
And I have had since I was
00:20
a small boy.
00:22
I remember I didn't like the fact when I was about seven.
00:25
My mother, very kindly had organized a party
00:27
and the prizes for the girls,
00:29
I thought were nicer than the prizes for the boys.
00:32
And I remember having a tantrum about that.
00:35
[Interviewer] Have you had a surprise party?
00:36
Yes, my political friends do that for me now
00:39
and I hate them.
00:40
(they laugh)
00:41
I ruin them by being in a foul mood.
00:43
(Interviewer laughs)
00:44
They lead me in blindfold I know what's going on.
00:48
The last one had a theme actually, which was feminism.
00:50
Cause they're very proud of me.
00:52
They've educated me in all kinds of political ways
00:54
that I didn't know I was capable of now.
00:56
Now, apparently I'm a feminist.
00:58
And they've invited all these top British feminists.
01:01
Who gave me interesting feminist books
01:03
and things like that.
01:04
Yeah, yeah. Yeah, it was nice.