Hugh Grant has mused on what he believes is his greatest cinematic achievement. For decades, Grant has stolen the collective hearts of us all, with his swoopy hair and bumbling mannerisms. However, it isn’t his unparalleled contribution to the romantic comedy realm that he is most proud of. No, Grant is most proud of his work alongside everyone’s favourite marmalade-loving furry maverick, Paddington.
In a new feature with Vanity Fair, Grant has revealed that it was his work as the villanious washed-up actor in Paddington 2 that has served as a career highlight.
“I was presenting I think at the Golden Globes, and they do that thing when you walk out, and they say, ‘From the forthcoming Paddington 2, Hugh Grant.’ And someone showed me Twitter afterwards, and it was … people were full of derision. ‘Christ, has it come to that. Poor old Hugh. Paddington 2. Sequel to a kids film,’” Grant shared. “It’s particularly annoying in the case of Paddington 2, because I genuinely believe it may be the best film I’ve ever been in.”
We wholeheartedly agree with you Hugh. If you’ve turned your nose up at the prospect of watching a Paddington film, then I regret to inform you that your life is meaningless and lacking in joy. Paddington and Paddington 2 are the greatest cinematic triumphs in history. Paddington 2 was such a perfectly executed sequel that we hear Francis Ford Coppola hung up his hat in shame, for his effort on The Godfather paled in comparison.
Please, I beg of you, open yourself up to joy. Invite this adorable little bear with a heart of gold and a penchant for mischief into your life. It will be the single best decision you could ever make for yourself. Watch the trailer below.