Drew Barrymore responds to Hugh Grant’s singing criticisms
Drew Barrymore’s former co-star Hugh Grant said her singing voice was “horrendous”, followed by a musical backlash.
The two stars previously shared the screen in the romantic comedy Music & Lyrics, in which Drew played an aspiring songwriter and Huey as an ’80s pop singer.
Throughout the film, both Drew and Hugh sing several times, which the Bridget Jones’s Diary actor recently talked about during an interview with Wired.
When asked if it was his own singing voice that we heard in the 2007 film, Hugh explained: “Yes… but I’m auto-tuned beyond belief. Actually, that’s not true, I’m a little auto-tuned, but not as much as some.
He said, “Drew Barrymore was with me in that movie and I don’t think he’d mind saying that his vocals are terrible.” “I’ve heard that dogs bark better than she sings.”
Responding to Hugh’s comments, Drew shared a video of herself singing the song’s final number, A Way Back Into Love, to her hairbrush as the pair duet on the film’s soundtrack.
,oh hugh? Hughbert? That’s for you,” she jokes at the end of the clip.
In defense of Hugh, he later praised Drew’s performance technique, commenting: “Once they tuned her up, she sounded better than me, because she has heart and voice and rock ‘n’ roll. Whereas I looked like Julie Andrews, and I meant to be rock ‘n’ roll.
The music and lyrics featured original songs by Fountains of Wayne frontman Adam Schlesinger, who died in 2020 due to COVID complications.
Hugh was in the news again this week following his appearance at the Academy Awards.
Not only did he raise eyebrows when he stopped for an interview with Ashley Graham on the red carpet, but he also caused a stir during the ceremony with his typically self-deprecating joke.
Watch Hughes’ full interview with Wired in the video below: