Howard Stern continues to dazzle his listeners with his shrewd interviewing skills, pulling never-before-heard, headline-making revelations out of his guests, and this was definitely the case when he sat down with Hugh Grant this week.
In the interview, the British actor dropped a number of bombshells, including his unorthodox views on marital infidelity.
“I always admire the French and the Italians who are very devoted to their marriages,” he told Stern. “They take them extremely seriously, but it is understood that there might be other visitors at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. You just never boast about it. They never say anything, but that’s what keeps marriages together.”
In addition, Grant also joked about being fat-shamed by a British tabloid. “I was fat shamed the other day on a British newspaper,” he told Stern, explaining the photos were taken by paparazzi while he vacationed with his children. “The headline was ‘Four Bellies and a Turkey Neck.'”
He admitted: “They weren’t wrong. I looked shocking. It was awful.”
Grant also revealed that he turned down the role in “Two and a Half Men” that ultimately went to Ashton Kutcher after Charlie Sheen’s meltdown exit from the show.
“The problem was they didn’t have a script for the new character,” he recalled. “They just said, ‘Trust us, we’ll create one.’… They make brilliant TV shows, but I said, ‘I’m too scared to sign up without a script.'”