Ashley Graham responds to Hugh Grant's incredibly awkward and 'rude' Oscars interview
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Ashley Graham responds to Hugh Grant's incredibly 'rude' Oscars interview.
The model - who was presenting on the champagne carpet at this year's 95th Academy Awards - got some airtime with the Love Actually star and let's say, it wasn't the smoothest conversation in the world.
Take a look at the cringeworthy interview below:
Kicking things off at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night (March 12), Graham started the interview by asking the British star if he was looking forward to the prospect of a certain actor or film picking up the coveted award, to which Grant replied: "No, not one in particular."
Trying again, the model asked the most common carpet question: "OK, well what are you wearing tonight, then?"
The actor simply said: "Just my suit."
Remaining upbeat, the mum-of-three followed up with: "So tell me what was it like to be in Glass Onion?
"It was such an amazing film. I really loved it. How is it to shoot something like that?"
Hugh replied: "Well I'm barely in it, I was in it for about three seconds."
OK. Well, powering through the chat, Ashley added: "Yeah, but still, you showed up and you had fun, right?"
"Erm... almost," the actor responded.
Coming to the realisation that she wasn't going to get much more out of the convo, Graham decided to wrap things up.
After the interview quickly went viral, Graham has finally responded to the incident.
She was asked by TMZ on Monday if she took 'offense' to the actor's 'rude' replies.
The 35-year-old simply said: "You know what, my mama told me to kill people with kindness, so there you go."
While she did not elaborate much, she insists that she still 'had such a good time' presenting at the Oscars.
Since the interview aired, fans of the model have leapt to her defence online, as one person tweeted: "Glad I’m not the only one who though he was being rude. Lol."
Another added: "That probably felt like hell for that poor woman."
A third person questioned: "Dunno who signed him up to that interview but he could have displayed a little more courtesy and tact."
Although, not everyone thought Grant was being awkward, as others pointed out how Graham misunderstood Hugh's 'Vanity Fair' comment, which was most likely a reference to William Makepeace Thackeray's 1848 novel of the same name, rather than the after-party.
One person said: "I mean, maybe don’t ask a famous misanthrope what he 'loves about the Oscars?' And then misunderstand the reference to 'Vanity Fair' as the after-party instead of the 19th century eat-the-rich novel?"
Hugh Grant's representatives have not yet replied to UNILAD's request for comment.
Topics: Celebrity, Hugh Grant, Oscars