Hugh Grant Was 'Terrified' of Starring With Meryl Streep in 'Florence Foster Jenkins'
Hugh Grant wears a dark blazer as he arrives at Good Morning America to discuss his new movie Florence Foster Jenkins on Monday (August 8) in New York City.
That same day, the 55-year-old English actor headed to AOL Build to continue promoting the film, which he stars in alongside Meryl Streep.
Hugh recently revealed that he was “terrified” to play Meryl‘s on-screen husband.
“I was terrified of her with her 19 Oscar nominations,” Hugh said during his GMA appearance. “But actually she was delightful and raised my game.”
“I used to ask her every day, ‘Meryl, are you nervous?,’” he continued. “For the first week or so she’d tell me, ‘Yes, yes, I’m nervous,’ and after two weeks she got bored of me asking and said, ‘No, I’m not nervous anymore.’”
Hugh also called Meryl an “actress of genius” and said she was a “big reason” he returned to acting after taking a break in recent years.
“I had moved on slightly,” Hugh explained. “I was doing other stuff in life. I had been involved in various political things in Britain. But occasionally it’s lovely to dip my toe back in lake showbiz.”
Also pictured inside: Hugh and Meryl‘s Florence Foster Jenkins co-star Simon Helberg promoting the film.
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