-Congratulations on getting
nominated for “Paddington 2.” -Yeah.
-You know, right now it’s 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. I’m sure you care about
any of that stuff. -I care very much,
as a man who was once 12% on Rotten Tomatoes,
no, it’s brilliant. -Thank you for saying
“tomay-tos,” by the way. ’cause you know you wanna say…
-Well, it would have been incomprehensible to…
-Tomah-toes? -Yes. [ Laughs ]
-[ Laughs ] I really wish you’d said “Rotten Tomah-toes,”
but it’s all right. But I appreciate you doing that.
But 100% on that. It’s a great movie.
You’re fantastic in it. -Thanks.
-And it must be cool getting nominated.
-It’s a curiously good film. You would think, “oh, that’s
just a kid’s film and a sequel.” -Yeah.
-But actually, it’s a genuine masterpiece in some ways.
It’s ridiculously good. -Yeah.
-I have nothing negative to say about it,
which is very rare for me. -[ Laughs ] Yeah. But you play
the villain, basically, kind of, in this, ’cause you steal
something from Paddington. -Yeah, I’m the bad guy, and, uh,
it’s a very complicated plot to explain, but I’m a —
well, actually, it was a slightly hurtful genesis
for me, this film, because I was sent a script
with a letter that said, “We’re making
‘Paddington Part 2,’ “and the bad guy is
a washed-up actor who used “to be really famous, but he’s
completely into himself. “He’s a horrible narcissist,
and no one likes him, and we thought of you, Hugh.” [ Laughter ] -You go, “Thank you.”
-Yeah. -“I really appreciate that,”
yeah. So, yeah. -Yeah, and they’ve told me since
they actually — yeah, when they wrote the original draft,
the character was called Hugh, so it’s very —
it is very crushing. -Oh, no, please.
-But it’s turned out nice. -You’re so charming
and very funny in this. In fact, we should celebrate by
doing a shoey. Can we work on getting some
beers? Would you do a shoey? -Yeah.
[ Cheers and applause ] -These showed up. -Oh, God.
-Are you wearing shoes tonight? -Yes, I am. Oh, Lord.
This is the end of these shoes. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] -You pour the whole thing in? -Yeah, you fill the shoe. [ Laughs ] [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪♪♪ [ Laughter ] -All right, one…
-One… -Two, three. [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ [ Applause ] -Hugh Grant, everybody! [ Cheers and applause ]