Hugh Grant Auditions for Joan Crawford's Role in 'Mommie Dearest"

Reenacting one of the most memorable monologues from the 1981 cult classic 'Mommie Dearest," Hugh Grant puts on his best Joan Crawford impression. He manages to get in a few light boasts, as well — "I have a feeling I'm going to be rather good," he says gleefully. See Grant channel Joan Crawford, here.

Released on 8/11/2016

Credits

Starring: Hugh Grant

Transcript

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I'm Hugh Grant and I'm here to audition for
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a film that I know I should have seen,
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but haven't, called Mummie Dearest.
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(woman laughs)
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in the Joan Crawford part.
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I've a feeling I'm going to be rather good.
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No wire hangars!
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What's wire hangars doing in this closet
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when I told you no wire hangars ever?
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I work and I work until I'm half-dead
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and I hear people saying, She's getting old.
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and what do I get?
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A daughter who cares as much about the
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beautiful dresses that I give her,
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as she cares about me.
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What's wire hangars doing in this closet?
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Answer me!
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See, I'm pretty good.
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(woman laughs)
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I buy you beautiful dresses and you
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treat them like they were some dishrag.
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You do, a 300 dollar dress on a wire hangar?
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We'll see how many you've hidden over here.
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We'll see, we'll see!
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What do you think?
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(group applause)
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[Woman] That was phenomenal.
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Was I too big?
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[Woman] You were fantastic!
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I thought I was just right.
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(laughs)
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[Woman] What a display of skills.
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I should have brought more speeches for you.