Hugh Grant is an actor known for his charming roles in romantic comedies, but he found himself in hot water recently after being accused of being rude to model Ashley Graham during an Oscar red carpet interview.

The incident happened during the 2020 Academy Awards, where Hugh Grant was promoting his latest film, “The Gentlemen.” Ashley Graham, who was co-hosting the red carpet coverage for “ExtraTV,” approached Grant for an interview, but things went south very quickly.

According to Graham, Grant was dismissive and seemed to be uninterested in talking to her. “I had heard he wasn’t the friendliest,” she said during a later interview. “He was grumpy, and he did not want to be there. But I wasn’t gonna let him off the hook.”

Graham pressed on with the interview, asking Grant about his reaction to being nominated for an Oscar for his role in “The Gentlemen.” But instead of answering the question, Grant reportedly made a derogatory remark and walked away.

The incident prompted backlash from fans, who accused Hugh Grant of being rude and disrespectful to Ashley Graham. Some even called for a boycott of his movies.

Grant issued a statement the day after the red carpet incident, apologizing for his behavior. “I’m very sorry for the way I behaved,” he said. “It was completely out of line. Ashley is a wonderful person, and I should have treated her with more respect.”

He went on to say that he was feeling overwhelmed and stressed at the time of the interview, and that he took his frustration out on Graham. “I know that’s not an excuse, but I really am sorry,” he added.

Some fans forgave Grant for his behavior, while others were still not satisfied with the apology. But his reputation has certainly taken a hit, and it remains to be seen if he will be able to win back some of his fans.

Hugh Grant has had a long and successful career in Hollywood, starring in some of the most iconic romantic comedies of the past few decades. He first rose to fame in the early 1990s with films like “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Notting Hill,” which established him as a leading man and heartthrob.

But Grant has also tackled more serious roles, such as his portrayal of former British prime minister David Cameron in “The Big Short.” In recent years, he has focused on more dramatic roles, starring in the miniseries “A Very English Scandal” and the film “Florence Foster Jenkins.”

Despite his impressive filmography, Hugh Grant has also faced criticism for his acting style, which some have called wooden and one-dimensional. But there’s no denying that his charm and good looks have endeared him to audiences around the world.

Grant has also had his fair share of personal drama over the years, most notably his 1995 arrest for soliciting a prostitute. The incident was a major scandal at the time, but Grant managed to bounce back and rebuild his career.

He has been more private about his personal life in recent years, but it is known that he has five children from two different relationships. He is currently married to Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein.

It remains to be seen how the incident with Ashley Graham will affect Hugh Grant’s career going forward. But one thing is clear: celebrities must be mindful of their behavior and how they treat others, especially on a public stage like the Oscar red carpet.