Take a look at which costar Hugh Grant calls ‘now not remotely sane’ — and which one ‘wished to extinguish me’

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With regards to discussing his feeble costars, Hugh Grant is now not handiest staunch nonetheless additionally hilarious.

The Paddington 2 well-known person, fifty seven, describes Emma Thompson, his Sense and Sensibility and Cherish Undoubtedly costar, as “a genius” nonetheless quips that she is “now not remotely sane. She’s nuttier and nuttier because the years scoot.”

Grant says his Florence Foster Jenkins costar, Meryl Streep is additionally “a genius” — nonetheless a cramped challenged within the eyesight department.

“She doesn’t scrutinize completely, nonetheless she refuses to connect on contact lenses. The is, if we’re doing a scene, I would possess been Denzel Washington,” he tells PEOPLE’s editor in chief Jess Cagle in primarily the most modern episode of The Jess Cagle Interview.

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Nonetheless in the case of Robert Downey Jr., whom he labored with on the 1995 drama Restoration, Grant says he did not acquire a warm welcome.

“He hated me. He took one glance at me and wished to extinguish me,” says Grant, who additionally talks about his rise to reputation, his most renowned roles and his existence as a father of four (with a fifth on the formula) within the interview.

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Luckily this turned into now not the case alongside with his Bridget Jones costar Renée Zellweger.

“Renee loves me and I take care of Renee. Well, I mean she’s within the identical category as Emma Thompson, in the case of lunacy, nonetheless an ideal actress in truth, and extremely beneficiant,” he says. “She once sent me an improbable big volume of lovely pictures, in conjunction with hundreds of semi-undressed women folks. I endure in thoughts it because I had factual landed in Marrakesh … and the e-book turned into impounded.”

Paddington 2 hits theaters Jan. 12.

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