One of Hugh Grant’s first breakout roles was in the 1994 beloved film “Four Weddings and a Funeral”. More than 20 years later, the movie still resonates, so much so that the original cast is coming together to film a mini-sequel for Red Nose Day, a charity event put on by Comic Relief in the U.K.
“We shot a 14-minute little sequelette,” Grant, 58, told ET’s Nischelle Turner at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.
Noting that the Comic Relief team would “shoot him” if he told ET what happened in the so-called sequel, Grant did note, “I’ll tell you what, everyone who was asked from the original film said yes and turned up and we all look pretty ropy now, but we’re all good sports. We did it.”
In the classic romantic comedy, Grant plays a bachelor named Charles, who over the course of five social occasions must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.
As for his favourite memory from the movie, Grant admitted that he was just excited to have been given the opportunity to star in a film.
“Probably just getting a job. I was not a very successful actor, and it was great to have any film, let alone a very funny one. So, that was probably the best bit,” he mused.
“Four Weddings and a Funeral” is also getting new life from Mindy Kaling’s anthology series, which has been picked up by Hulu and is being executive produced by the film’s original writer, Richard Curtis. Grant already met some of the stars while filming for Red Nose Day, but will he make a cameo in the upcoming mini-series?
“They haven’t asked me,” he revealed. “I don’t know, maybe not.”
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