Model Ashley Graham has opened up about the backlash she received after her awkward Oscars interview with Hugh Grant went viral.
Graham chatted with the actor ahead of Sunday’s 95th Academy Awards, but he seemed annoyed by her string of questions and frustrated that he missed an important cultural reference.
But when asked about the incident the next day, Graham agreed that you can’t control how someone will act in an interview.
“You know what, my mom told me to kill people with kindness,” he told TMZ at the Los Angeles airport on Monday.
Grant was accused of being rude to Graham before the Oscars and giving short answers to his questions.
She had asked him: “What was it like to be in glass onion? How fun is it to photograph something like that?”
He bluntly replied, “Well, I’m barely on it, I was on it for about three seconds.”
Graham tried to keep the conversation going, asking, “It still must have been fun, you had fun, right?” but paddington 2 the actor simply told him, “umm, almost.”
Despite Graham’s courtesy after the interview, many people on Twitter were still not happy with Grant’s behavior.
“Hugh Grant is a jerk in #Oscar: she was promoting him and his work and in response Grant was rude and dismissive. As if it’s so hard to be rich and famous,” wrote journalist Emily Miller.
This is a developing story with more to follow.