Hugh Grant Talks the Wachowskis and Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas


Empire magazine got a chance to talk to Hugh Grant about his roles in the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas.

“I have six cameo parts in this strange, ambitious film,” Grant said. “I do a lot of killing and raping. I wear an awful lot of prosthetic make up, too. You probably won’t know that I am in the film! But it was a laugh.”

The magazine says that the actor described his characters as “incredibly evil”. He added: “I slightly called my own bluff. In one of the parts I am a cannibal, about 2000 years in the future, and I thought, ‘I can do that. It’s easy.’ And then I am suddenly standing in a cannibal skirt on a mountaintop in Germany and they are saying, ‘You know, hungry! We must have that flesh-eating, like a leopard who is so hungry…’ and I am thinking, ‘I can’t do that! Just give me a witty line!'”

So how does he think the complex film, also starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Bae Doona and James D’Arcy, will turn out? “I have seen little bits of cut footage and it is just astonishing. I probably had 20 shooting days, and each of them is shooting their own part of the film with their own crews. It’s remarkable.”

Warner Bros. Pictures has not announced a released date for the film yet.

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