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Hugh Grant shares heartbreaking revelation - and fans won't be pleased

Tell us it's not true Hugh!

Emmy Griffiths

Hugh Grant has shared a heartbreaking revelation in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter; that his rom-com days are finally behind him. The actor, who starred in films including Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Two Weeks Notice, joked that he was "too old and ugly and fat" to carry on making the sort of romantic comedies that made him famous.

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Hugh is perhaps best known for his rom com roles

When asked if it was true that he had an inferiority complex due to his history of rom-coms, he explained: "I did, a bit less now. Because I got too old and ugly and fat to do them anymore so now I've done other things so I have marginally less self-hatred. Some of those romantic comedies I can look squarely in the face, one or two are shockers... and people like them! I'm a big believer that our job is to entertain. I see us as craftsman... to make entertainment."

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Hugh opened up about his acting career

Fans were quick to disagree with Hugh's testament, with one writing: "[Hugh] is modest & humble. I don't think he's aware he's in the ageless Sean Connery/Cary Grant Sexiest Man Alive Forever Club." Another person added: "He’s ageing like fine wine!! I could drink him up. His sexiness and smile would get me into the theatre still!" A third person said that as long as Hugh keeps starring in films, they will be happy, tweeting: "Hugh will always be charming. I hope we keep seeing him as a leading man in movies, romcoms or not he’s fantastic at whatever he does!"

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Since his last rom-com film, Hugh has indeed moved onto other projects, including comedy drama Florence Foster Jenkins and the historical drama, A Very English Scandal. During the interview, Hugh also opened up about his celebrated role in A Very English Scandal, and admitted that he initially hesitated to take the role out of "pure snobbery". He explained: "I thought, 'Television? I don't do television.' And then I read them and they were brilliant. And I realise everyone does TV now — I just can't help having a little hankering for the old days of glamour and cinemas with lots of people in them. Anyway, it's all gone."

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