Robert Downey Jr. And Hugh Grant Finally Bury The Hatchet

Date February 15, 2018

Back in 11995, Hugh Grant and Robert Downey Jr. were co-stars in Restoration, a drama set in the 17th century. While on set, it seems like the two were far from amicable and had an altercation or two. Downey had some not-so-nice words to describe Grant when interviewed about their relationship on set.


Grant on his own part had no idea why Downey had it in for him. When asked if he knew why there was bad blood between him and Downey, his response was “I don’t know.”

The movie won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration for Eugenio Zanetti and Best Costume Design for James Acheson. Sadly, it bombed at the box office, raking in only $4 million against a budget of $19 million.

Downey is all for peace

It has been more than twenty years since then and it looks like the two stars are all for ending their beef. This comes after recent statements by Grant who claimed that while on set, Downey 'wanted to kill him'.

This revelation was made by Grant on The Jess Cagle Interview. Downey sought out Grant on Twitter, extending the olive branch with this post.

His words were quite pleasant, nothing like what Grant suggested Downey used when describing him earlier. The post was in a bid to put an end to their over two decades of animosity.


Downey seemed to be in a particularly generous mood last year, even extending invitations to fans for a VIP pass to the premiere of the new Spiderman Homecoming movie.

Grant being the gentleman that he is, responded to the offer of peace by Downey in his own tweet.

It looks like finally, the beef is over and the co-stars may just well be breaking bread already.

Grant doesn’t seem to get along with everyone.

This is not the first time Grant has had problems with fellow actors. Grant confesses that things were tense between him and Drew Barrymore on the set of Music and Lyrics,

I admired her. We were just very different human beings. She was very L.A. and I was a grumpy old Londoner.


He does, however, enjoy a much better relationship with other co-stars like Andie MacDowell who he stared beside in Four Weddings and Meryl Streep who featured in the 2017 film, Florence Foster Jenkins.


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