In the process of hyping his new movie, Mickey Blue Eyes, British actor Hugh Grant last week talked to USA Today about many things, including his hair. (File that under More Information Than We Need to Know.) Mr. Elizabeth Hurley told the newspaper that a few years ago he got his wavy locks shorn, with disastrous results. "Unfortunately I looked like a butch lesbian," said Grant. "It was supposed to be spiky and Brad Pitt-y. But I looked like a female Wimbledon champion."
Given Grant's past, which includes a 1995 conviction in Los Angeles on two counts of "participating in a lewd act," one would think he'd choose his words more carefully. Grant would not comment on his USA Today remark, but his publicist, Robert Garlock, said, "The question was asked and answered with tongue firmly planted in cheek." As for a possible apology, Garlock said, "Hugh's a comedian. Anyone would take his answer with a sense of humor, just as with all the quotes in that story."
Female Wimbledon champions and women tennis players in general aren't likely to consider Grant much of a comedian. And should he venture near the locker room during next year's fortnight he may find a title for his next film: Four Weddings and Another Funeral.