Hugh Grant Says Movie Sets Are ‘Weird Now’ Since Actors No Longer Get Drunk and ‘Fall In Love’

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Hugh Grant told Stephen Colbert that “films are so weird now” because actors don’t socialize outside of work like they used to. He blames technology.

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“In the old days, by the second week you were all getting drunk in the evening and having dinner and falling in love with each other,” he said. Now, he claims, “Everyone goes home and looks at Twitter. It’s so sad.”

On The Late Show promoting his latest film, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Grant also admitted to Colbert that he’d never actually played the fantasy role-playing game on which the movie is based.

“No one tried to get you to play it while making the movie?” Colbert asked.

“I think Chris Pine occasionally tried,” the Love Actually star replied, “There was talk of it.”

Dungeons &Dragons Star Admits to Never Playing D&D

Despite his limited knowledge of the game, Hugh Grant reportedly loves his character in the film. He plays Forge Fitzwilliam, a smooth-talking con-man who has used his nefarious skills to attain wealth and power.

“I’m told that I’m a Rogue,” said the actor, referring to his character’s class within the Dungeons & Dragons universe.

When asked why he was so eager to play a bad guy, he responded, “We all love a baddie. Not just actors, but audiences like baddies.” He cheekily added, “Girls like baddies.”

Despite his confidence in his character, Hugh Grant has admitted that he’s not sure how fans of the tabletop role-playing game will respond to the film.

“I’m scared stiff of the gamers because they’re very territorial about the game they love,” he told SFX Magazine (via CBR). “So they may want to hate it… but they’re not allowed to.”

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will be playing in theaters on March 31.

Read More: Drew Barrymore Defends ‘Grumpy’ Hugh Grant Following Brutal Oscars Interview

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