Jon Stewart Bans Hugh Grant From The Daily Show
Jon Stewart has a beef with Hugh Grant. At least, that's one conclusion we can draw from Stewart’s interview with Stephen Colbert during a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival held in New Jersey on Friday, Dec. 7.
Along with noting that he came close to quitting The Daily Show at the start, Stewart revealed that his least favorite guest on the show has been Grant. “He’s giving everyone shit the whole time, and he’s a big pain in the ass,” Stewart said of Grant’s 2009 visit in promotion for his movie Did You Hear About The Morgans?, according to Third Beat Magazine.
Grant was apparently impatient and complained about the clip they showed for the movie, to which Stewart responded via his interview with Colbert, “Well, then make a better fucking movie." Stewart also said he would “never” have Grant on the show again. In the 2009 interview in question, Stewart, for his part, stumbles through the interview, referring to the movie as What Happened to the Morgans? and lacking any knowledge of the plot, which prompts Grant to sarcastically remark, “Thanks for doing the research, Jon.”
“Well, it’s terrific,” Stewart concludes in the interview, “The movie opens up on Friday.”
“You don’t know it’s terrific because you haven’t seen it,” Grant interrupts. “But it is terrific.”
Adding a bit of insult to injury, while Did You Hear About the Morgans? was a moderate box office success, earning slightly over $85 million against a $58 million budget, it boasts a meager 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Check out Hugh Grant's interview on The Daily Show as well as the trailer for Did You Hear About The Morgans? below: