From "Four Weddings and A Funeral" to "Two Weeks Notice," Hugh Grant has proven time and again he has the romantic comedy golden touch. In his latest film, "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" Grant teams up with Sarah Jessica Parker.
They Grant and Parker play a married couple once wildly and romantically in love -- until Grant's character's cheats.
"Well, yes. Not to put too fine a point on it, I do. Once. And I regret it instantly and I don't enjoy it and I tell her instantly. But she throws me out. And this film really begins with me three months later, still desperately trying to get her back," Grant told Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.
While trying to get back in her good graces, Grant and Parker witness a murder and have to be placed in the witness protection program. The two city folk are then sent off to a spot in rural Wyoming that Grant calls "the tiniest little cowboy town."
"Did you want to become a cowboy?" Smith asked.
"Yes, I felt a call of the wild. I like all that stuff. I had to have a cowboy outfit growing up as a little boy in West London - there's something about it," he said.
Grant said he thought he would look sexy in the cowboy outfit, but that wasn't the case.
"I've seen the film and I look ridiculous. I look like some old lesbian," Grant joked.
Grant has been out of the romantic comedy circuit for two years now. And although he said it's because he's a little "lazy," what it really comes down to is that he's "very choosy."
"I drive agents mad. I won't do anything, really, unless it really makes me laugh," he said.
Smith listed the names of Grant's past co-stars to get his reaction:
•Renee Zellweger - "Bridget Jones's Diary":
"She's a genius. You can't get a better actress. She's charming. She's a very good kisser. I couldn't call her sane, but she's utterly delightful. No one would call her sane," Grant said.
•Julia Roberts - "Notting Hill":
"Well, one of the most beautiful faces I've ever seen in my life. I used to sit on the set and just look at her, which freaked her out. But, yeah, what a beauty," he said.
•Drew Barrymore - "Music and Lyrics":
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"So charming, you just want to take care of her," he said. "I felt fatherly towards her. That sounds wrong and 'pervy' since it's a love interest. But I think when you see her on screen, you just want everything to be okay for Drew."
•Sandra Bullock - "Two Weeks Notice":
"Wow, such a genius. I'm so please that had she got nominated for not one, but two Golden Globes because I think she never gets the critical response she deserves. She's just amazing," he said.
•Emma Thompson - "Sense and Sensibility":
"Very clever. Again, not very sane, but very brilliant," he said.
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