Hugh Grant Talks More Strange & Awesome in 'Cloud Atlas' Adaptation
Back in February Hugh Grant revealed that his characters in the ambitious adaptation of Cloud Atlas from Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer were incredibly evil. Grant said, "I have six cameo parts in this strange, ambitious film. I do a lot of killing and raping. I wear an awful lot of prosthetic make up, too." Now the actor is out on a promotional tour in the U.S. for Pirates! Band of Misfits, and he had a bit more to say about his six roles in the film. And while the characters certainly sound despicable and without any real morals, Grant seems to have enjoyed himself in various villainous roles. Read what he said below!
Grant divulged to MTV saying:
"It's the strangest film, strangest script, strangest offer I ever had. To play six small parts, all of them appalling killers and rapists, and some of them 85-year-old men and others Korean slave drivers. I thought maybe they were having a joke at my expense when they asked me to do it. So I said, 'Is this a joke?' And they said, 'No man, we love you!' And so I said, 'All right, I'll do it,' and I loved it."
You might not think there's a lot to love about rapists, killers and slave drivers, but Grant is only human. The actor says, "It was hard not to love being the Korean slave owner. My slaves were Korean girls who were replicants serving in a fast food restaurant a few thousand years in the future, all in tiny little uniforms, and my job is to corral them and abuse them." It may not be the best thing to say knowing Grant's legal past, but there you have it. In addition, we'll get to see Grant do something he's never done on the big screen: put on an American accent. For a taste of that, check out the whole interview at MTV. Sound good?