Actor Hugh Grant has become something of a campaigner in favour of privacy for celebs and against the pernicious influence of the tabloid press in recent weeks.
So Axegrinder was surprised to read this excerpt from an in interview he gave to the BBC in 2003 to promote the film Two Weeks Notice, which has just been brought to my attention:
Interviewer: How frustrating is it for you that people are more interested in your love life than your films?
Hugh Grant: I do get frustrated, but I understand where the instinct comes from. When I think about actors I know, I’d much rather hear about who they’re shagging than what film they’re doing next.