What is ‘Love Actually’ about? Pain and suffering, according to Hugh Grant’s wife Catherine Deneuve.
For the first time in his 21-film career, Hugh Grant is a double nominee for the best actor Oscar.
The 63-year-old British actor was also a big fan favorite during Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, racking up a record total of seven wins for the night.
Grant is starring in the final film he will make under his contract — the World War II drama “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald” — as Newt Scamander, a wizard who battles evil wizards and the evil wizard Grindelwald.
In his acceptance speech, the British actor thanked his fans, who have been a major part of his career. He also spoke briefly about his Oscar hopes, saying he hopes “it’s good by the end of this year” to win Best Actor for his role in “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald.”
But Grant has been making headlines for a very different reason this week: His wife, Catherine Deneuve, has been telling the press that she believes her husband’s career is in danger because of his recent comments about the ongoing sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
On Sunday, in a lengthy piece for The New York Times, Deneuve wrote, “I don’t know if it is love that sustains such a huge project or if we’ve fallen in love in order to see through our own pain to something more.”
In her Times piece, the actress detailed the difficulties she faced while working with Grant in the film “Away From Her” (2003). “I was terrified,” she wrote. “I didn’t want to be in [the film], because he was a really interesting and smart guy, but I had a big part in the movie — and I didn’t want to compromise that part.”
In her interview with the New York Times, Deneuve recalled an encounter she experienced with Grant in the midst of casting the movie. “I had worked