Hugh Grant, the actor who stole hearts in comedies like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, might come as a surprise off-screen. While he plays charming characters, the 63-year-old is known to be a little on the grumpy side in real life.

Hugh Grant as Fletcher in a still from The Gentleman (Credits: STX Entertainment)
Hugh Grant as Fletcher in a still from The Gentleman (Credits: STX Entertainment)

With his dry humor and sometimes bluntness, he doesn’t shy away from expressing his crankier side. Grant recently surprised fans by giving Taylor Swift a rare and unusual compliment. However, when it came to praising Travis Kelce, he gave a quirky one!

Hugh Grant’s Odd Praise for Taylor Swift’s Boyfriend

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift (Image via Instagram/Chariah_
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift (Credits: Instagram/@chariah_)

We all know Hugh Grant for his grumpy personality, but his recent praise for singer Taylor Swift‘s concert surprised many. He couldn’t hide his excitement after attending T-Swizzle’s concert in London, posting a message on X thanking her for the ‘incredible show’ and her ‘amazing team.’ The star also gave a playful comment about her boyfriend, Travis Kelce‘s height. Grant wrote:

You have an incredible show, an amazing and v hospitable team, and excellent if gigantic boyfriend (#tequilashots.)

He hinted at enjoying some drinks at the concert with the hashtag ‘#TequilaShots.’ This kind of grumpy-with-a-wink delivery is what makes Hugh Grant, Hugh Grant. But one thing is for sure: it looks like he has now become a certified Swiftie!

The Hammersmith native also mentioned his wife and daughter, who loved the concert, signing off as a slightly old Londoner. This was just one of the many celebrity sightings at Swift’s concert. As reported by People, other stars like Tom Cruise, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and even Prince William and his family were also seen enjoying the show.

His grumpy demeanor isn’t just talk—it’s his trademark! Clips of him shutting down chat show hosts and criticizing films he’s starred in have gone viral. Grant has even admitted to disliking his iconic dance scene in Love Actually, calling it “absolute hell” to film in a BBC interview clip published by Variety.

Hugh Grant is Very Well Self-Aware of his Grumpiness

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Hugh Grant in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Credits: Warner Bros.)

Hugh Grant himself seems completely aware of his grumpiness. In an interview with Elle, he called himself “permanently all two gin and tonics under par” and even apologized to talk show host Jon Stewart for his past behavior (as reported by the US Weekly). This self-awareness might be the secret sauce to his enduring charm.

Fans love how he keeps it real by being refreshingly honest, going against the Hollywood norm of overly positive celebrities. The English star is quite the package. He’s a skilled actor who can be charming and witty. Yet, he’s also a self-proclaimed grump who isn’t afraid to speak his mind. Maybe it’s this very contradiction that makes people love him in showbiz.
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