Ashley Graham Opens Up About Awkward Oscars Interview With Hugh Grant

Dani Sanders
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The whole world was left stunned when the video clip of Ashley Graham single-handedly trying to breathe life into a dead interview went viral, while the interviewee, Hugh Grant, made no effort whatsoever. Read more about their embarrassing exchange below.

Graham Speaks Up

Ashley Graham has finally spoken up about her champagne carpet interview with Hugh Grant at the 95th Academy Awards while the actor rolled his eyes at her questions.

Widely Noticeable Disinterest

The 62-year-old actor openly featured his disdain and disinterest towards the supermodel's questions with his short and bland answers.

A Dignified Retort

Arriving at LAX on Monday, Graham shared a dignified response regarding the interview, saying, "You know what, my mama told me to kill people with kindness."

The Worst Interview Ever

The Worst Interview Ever
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Grant's rude and brief answers to Graham's enthusiastic questions made the Internet brand their exchange as "the worst interview ever."

The Start Of The Drama

It all began when the high-spirited Ashley Graham excitedly asked Grant about his cameo in Glass Onion, "What was it like to be in Glass Onion? How fun is it to shoot something like that?"

A Cringeworthy Response

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Grant displayed mundane behavior and, in an almost cringe-worthy tone replied, "Well I'm barely in it, I was in it for about three seconds."

Attempts To Keep The Chat Alive

Trying to keep a visibly dead chat alive, Graham managed to throw another question in her quintessential cheerful tone, "It still must have been fun though, you had fun right?"

It Keeps Getting Worse

It Keeps Getting Worse
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Failing to invest even a tiny bit of eagerness or interest in his responses, Grant replied with a dry and unprofessional response, "Erm... almost."

The Tip Of The Iceberg

The worst reply was when Graham changed the topic and tried engaging Grant with another question, "What are you wearing?" to which the actor gave the most embarrassing answer, "My suit."

Second-Hand Embarrassment

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Viewers watching the ceremony experienced second-hand embarrassment at this disastrous exchange, with many branding it equivalent to the Will Smith slap at last year's ceremony.

A Toe-Curling Moment

One viewer wrote about the toe-curling moment, saying, "That made me want to crawl under a stack of chairs."

Presenting An Honorary Oscar For Patience

Another viewer praised how Graham handled the situation, saying, "Ashley Graham deserves an honorary Oscar for putting up with Hugh Grant. Don't walk the carpet if you don't want to talk about the actual event."

The Most Awkward Interview

Another user wrote about Grant's repeated dry answers, and commented "Is Hugh Grant trying to give the most awkward interview possible?"

A Crude Joke

Grant's questionable behavior continued inside the ceremony as he reunited with Andie MacDowell, his Four Weddings And A Funeral co-star, on stage to present an award.

Sharing The Stage After 30 Years

Grant, 62, and Andie, 64 shared the stage again almost 30 years after the two starred as love interests in the 1994 rom-com.

Two Tasks On The List

Appearing on stage with his former co-star to present the award for Best Production Design, Grant announced that they were there "to do two things."

Raising Awareness About Pressing Matters

Grant continued, "The first is to raise awareness about the vital importance of using a good moisturizer. Andie has been wearing one every day for the last 29 years. I have never used one in my life."

A Stark Comparison

He then pointed towards Andie and commented, "Still stunning," then pointed back to himself and remarked, "basically a scrotum," to which the audience shared a loud uproar of laughter.

The Wife Steals The Spotlight

Grant appeared at the event alongside his wife, Anna Eberstein, who donned a full-length cutout gown with mesh inserts as the couple posed for photographs together before the mortifying interview.