Drew Barrymore gave the impression to be on a mission to display her musical prowess this week after Hugh Grant implied she wanted a little bit of a technical help together with her singing.
In a Wired video interview posted to YouTube on Monday, Grant recalled his expertise engaged on the 2007 romantic comedy “Music and Lyrics,” which additionally starred Barrymore. When requested if he did his personal singing within the film, the actor stated it was certainly his actual voice, albeit “auto-tuned past perception.”
So far as his co-star’s vocals have been involved, nevertheless, Grant didn’t maintain again — hinting that her performances have been manipulated even additional.
“Drew Barrymore was in that movie with me, and I don’t assume she’d thoughts me saying her singing is simply horrendous,” he stated with fun. “I’ve heard canine bark higher than she sings.”
On Thursday, Barrymore responded to Grant’s tongue-in-cheek criticism with an Instagram video of herself warbling “Method Again Into Love” — a track from the “Music and Lyrics” soundtrack — right into a hairbrush.
“Oh, Hugh-bert, Hubert, that’s for you,” she snarks on the finish of the clip, using a nickname she’s used for Grant in the past.
Directed by Marc Lawrence, “Music and Lyrics” stars Grant as Alex Fletcher, a former boy band member who hopes to reinvigorate his waning profession by teaming up with aspiring lyricist Sophie Fisher (Barrymore) to put in writing a track for a contemporary pop star, Cora Corman (Haley Bennett).
Regardless of combined critiques, the film was a box-office hit, raking in practically $146 million worldwide.
Questionable singing abilities apart, Barrymore and Grant have remained pleasant within the years for the reason that movie’s launch. In an interview on “The Drew Barrymore Show” in 2021, the 2 shared their mutual admiration for one another’s work.
“I like to hate the movies I’ve been in, and I do hate a few of them,” Grant stated on the speak present. “However ‘Music and Lyrics,’ it’s unattainable to hate. We’re so good in it, and so charming.”
Added Barrymore: “When you assume I’m good in it, meaning loads to me, as a result of I’ve the deepest respect for you. Past your appeal and your coronary heart, your expertise … is simply unparalleled.”