LONDON: Hugh Grant declared himself too old to act in romantic comedies at the European premiere of his new film in London.
The actor, 54, is famous for his on-screen romances with Andie MacDowell in 1994’s “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and with Julia Roberts in “Notting Hill”, from 1999.
“Nowadays I pretty much turn everything down anyway, because I just feel too old, certainly for romantic comedy and certainly for show business in general. Occasionally, they wheel me out,” Grant said on Tuesday.
He was speaking at the premiere of “The Rewrite”, in which he plays a screenwriter forced to teach at a small university to make ends meet.
“I know it’s being billed as a romantic comedy and I see what they’re trying to do, but it’s really only partly a romantic comedy,” Grant said.
“It’s also about a man who’s sort of lost in life rediscovering himself and finding new things that he actually loves in life.