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Hugh Grant on filming with a bear in his new romantic comedy Did You Hear About The Morgans?

Hugh Grant Grins and Grizzly Bears It

Hugh Grant is used to getting up-close-and-personal on-screen with his co-stars. Though, in his latest movie, that wasn't necessarily a good thing. Hugh had to shoot some too-close-for-comfort scenes with a grizzly bear for the rom-com Did You Hear About The Morgans?, but it sounds like the bear was more of a diva than a devourer.

“It wouldn’t come out of his trailer until it had been washed and brushed, and then when it did come out, it had to be given eight cans of iced tea every time it hit its mark–and not only eight cans of iced tea, but also whipped cream in a sauce pan,” Grant explains. “If it got its whole thing right, everyone had to applaud and cheer and say ‘Yeah, right on! Way to go, bear!’ And it loved the applause.”

You've gotta love a temperamental star, no?

Grant admitted that after a day working with the bear, the intimidation had eased. “I would have happily sat down and had lunch with it. I mean, it was a pussycat by the end of the day, really.”

I'm sure the bear would have been happy to sit down to lunch with you too, Hugh. No wait, I'm thinking of me.

Did You Hear About The Morgans? is now showing in cinemas, nationally.

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