Oscars 2023: Hugh Grant’s Red Carpet Interview Is Awkward AF

Social media was abuzz after Hugh Grant and Ashley Graham's interview on the Oscars 2023 red carpet quickly made the rounds. See what the actor had to say during his chat.

By Kisha Forde Mar 13, 2023 12:33 AMTags

Hugh Grant is truly all about being impromptu.

On the Oscars 2023 red carpet at the Dolby Theatre March 12, the Impromptu actor was interviewed by Ashley Graham. (See every celeb on the red carpet here). However, the awkward exchange quickly made the rounds on social media—mostly due to the actor's lack of responses to the model's questions about the evening.

After being asked what his favorite thing about the award show was, Hugh simply replied that it was "fascinating," adding that "all of humanity is here." But he truly upped the ante when he was questioned about which nominated actor or movie he was rooting for the most, to which he replied, "No one in particular."

And it didn't end there.

When Ashley asked about the details of the actor's fashion for the night—a.k.a who he had the pleasure of wearing—Hugh simply responded, "Just my suit." As for any designers? The 62-year-old added that he couldn't "remember my tailor."

And if you were wondering if Hugh enjoyed his appearance in the Netflix film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery? You may just have to wait a big longer to find out.

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"Well, I'm barely in it," he told Ashley, concluding his chat by adding, "I'm in it for about three seconds." (Watch the clip here.)

Suffice to say, social media had quite a few words to share in the immediate moments after the actor's interview aired.

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"And the Oscar for the guy who totally doesn't want to be there goes to Hugh Grant," one Twitter user wrote. While another added, "Was that Hugh Grant interview the most uncomfortable thing ever?!?" Meanwhile, a third wrote, "I'm going to need that Hugh Grant ABC interview clipped for me immediately. Please and thank you. That was art."

But perhaps one user summed the ultimate feeling best, writing, "Hugh Grant would rather be anywhere else."

To see more stars step out at the 2023 Oscars, keep reading...

Cara Delevingne

In Elie Saab Couture with Bulgari jewelry

Angela Bassett

In Moschino

Salma Hayek

In Gucci

Mindy Kaling

In Vera Wang

Jamie Lee Curtis

In Dolce & Gabbana


In Alaïa with Moussaieff jewelry 

Lady Gaga

In Versace with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Melissa McCarthy

In Christian Siriano

Cate Blanchett

In Louis Vuitton

Elizabeth Banks

In Vivienne Westwood with Pomellato jewelry 

Rooney Mara

In Alexander McQueen with Fred Leighton jewelry 

Kate Hudson

In Louis Vuitton

Janelle Monáe

In Vera Wang with REZA jewelry

Emily Blunt

In Valentino with Chopard jewelry 

Michelle Williams

In Chanel Couture with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Michael B. Jordan

In Louis Vuitton with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Andrew Garfield

In Fendi with David Yurman and OMEGA jewelry

Halle Berry

In Tamara Ralph with Pomellato jewelry 

Michelle Yeoh

In Christian Dior Couture with Moussaieff jewelry 

Ke Huy Quan

In Giorgio Armani with OMEGA and Fred Leighton jewelry 

Nicole Kidman

In Armani Privé with OMEGA jewelry

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

In Dolce & Gabbana with Tag Heuer jewelry 

Samuel L. Jackson

Idris Elba

Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Brooks Nader

In LaQuan Smith

Jessica Chastain

In Gucci

Jessie Buckley

In Rodarte with Chopard jewelry 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

In Dolce & Gabbana

Paul Mescal

In Gucci

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