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Hugh Grant Wants To Make A Notting Hill Sequel - But With A Depressing Twist

Hugh Grant Wants To Make A Notting Hill Sequel - But With A Depressing Twist

Hugh Grant has sent the world into a frenzy after revealing he wants to make a Notting Hill sequel.

Yes, rom-com lovers, this is not a drill.

The actor revealed he's got some thoughts about what happens next for his character William Thatcher and his celeb girlfriend, Anna Scott - and we're sorry to say it's not a happily ever after.

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In case you need a reminder, the Richard Curtis movie sees Hollywood star Anna (Julia Roberts) meet bookshop owner William (Hugh Grant) and the pair strike up an unlikely romance.

And while the struggles of fame weigh on them throughout, like in any good rom-com, they beat the odds and end up married with children.

But Hugh is rather cynical about the future for the once loved up pair.

Speaking to Collider, he said: "I'm sure that my character in Notting Hill and Julia Roberts' character have been through the ugliest imaginable divorce with really expensive, nasty lawyers".

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Hugh doesn't think it's sunshine and roses for William and Anna (Credit: Working Title Films)
Hugh doesn't think it's sunshine and roses for William and Anna (Credit: Working Title Films)

Speaking during a Q&A with HBO's Twitter account, he added that he would like to film a sequel following the "hideous divorce that's ensued".

The actor said the film would centre around "children involved in tug of love, floods of tears, psychologically scarred forever".

"I'd love to do that film," he added.

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Notting Hill isn't the only rom-com that Hugh thinks won't have worked out. In fact, for an actor who has starred in so many soppy hits, he doesn't have much faith in the path of true love running smooth.

Hugh Grant thinks there was a lot of heartache ahead for William (Credit: Working Title Films)
Hugh Grant thinks there was a lot of heartache ahead for William (Credit: Working Title Films)

During his Collider interview, Hugh went on to say that he viewed all his relationships in previous films as "disasters" and "lies".

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It comes as the actor is currently starring in crime thriller The Undoing - a gritty show on Sky, with no sickly romances in sight.

It has all the big names attached alongside Hugh, from Nicole Kidman to Donald Sutherland, as well as writer David E. Kelley who wrote Big Little Lies and Director Susanne Bier who is known for Bird Box and The Night Manager.

The Undoing is based on the book You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, and centres around the wealthy Sachs family who appear to have the perfect life.

Hugh Grant is currently starring in The Undoing (Credit: Sky Atlantic/ HBO)
Hugh Grant is currently starring in The Undoing (Credit: Sky Atlantic/ HBO)
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Grace (Nicole Kidman) is a successful therapist about to publish her first book, has a devoted husband Jonathan (Hugh Grant) and her son attends an elite private school in New York City.

But overnight, everything changes; a violent death takes place in the local community, Grace's husband is missing and she starts to unravel terrible information about the person she thought she knew.

We guess we'll have to binge this while we wait for the most depressing Notting Hill sequel of all time.

Still, if Hugh Grant's in it, we'll be watching, none-the-less.

Featured Image Credit: Working Title Films

Topics: Hugh Grant, Celebrity News, TV News, TV Entertainment

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