Hugh Grant has admitted to losing his temper with a woman on the set of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
Grant, 62, stars in the fantasy-adventure film opposite Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, Sophia Lillis, and Michelle Rodriguez.
In a new interview with Total Movies, the actor recalled that he did a lot of “groveling” after he became angry with a woman on set whom he had thought was a studio executive. She was, in fact, a chaperone of a young child actor.
“I lost my temper with a woman in my eyeline on day one,” Grant said. “I assumed she was some executive from the studio who should have known better.
“Then it turned out that she’s an extremely nice local woman who was the chaperone of the young girl. Terrible. A lot of groveling…”
He added: “I did a Christian Bale.”
In 2009, Bale issued an “unreserved” apology after his rant at the director of photography who walked into his eyeline during a take for Terminator Salvation.
the Batman star called his behavior “inexcusable” and said that he “acted like a punk” at the time. Bale said it had been a “great learning lesson” for him as an actor.
This is not the first time that Grant has been admitted to having “tantrums” on set.
In 2012, John Stewart called Grant the worst Daily Shows guest he has had, and a “big pain in the a**”.
the Notting Hill star tweeted a response owning up to his behavior, saying that his “inner crab” got the better of him.
“Turns out my inner crab got the better of me with TV producer in ’09. Unforgivable. J Stewart correct to give me kicking,” said Grant.
He also told VanityFair: “About once a year, I have a really mega-tantrum, and sadly [Stewart] witnessed one.”
As noted by Indiewirein 2001, Grant also said he had “three kinds of rage” as a person.
Bridget Jones Diaries director Sharon Maguire said: “We had a standing joke about his 2.30 tantrum. I lost it several times myself. We call them our ‘tanties.’”
She added: “But even in bad thunder, Hugh will win you over. He knows everybody will love him because they’ll be laughing.”
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is released in cinemas on April 7th.