Hugh Grant didn’t recognize a photo of Renee Zellweger

Hugh Grant at New York premiere for Florence Foster JenkinsWell, this is awkward.

Despite appearing in two films together, Hugh Grant failed to recognize Renée Zellweger on Watch What Happens Live last night.

In one of WWHL‘s most hilarious segments, host Andy Cohen showed the actor photos of six of his former leading ladies and asked him to answer a series of questions about each of them.

“Who is the one second from the right, because I’ve never seen her before in my life?” Grant asked of his Bridget Jones’s Diary co-star, and was more than a little embarrassed when someone told him who it was. “Oh Renée!” he shouted, while quipping that he was “high.”

The actor’s inability to pick Renée out of a lineup comes just over a week after the Bridget Jones’s Baby actress wrote an op-ed for The Huffington Post slamming the harsh criticism she received over her alleged cosmetic surgery.

We’ll give Hugh a pass because the photo did only display the top of Renée’s face, but it seems the Florence Foster Jenkins star was on a mission to stick his foot as far up his mouth as possible, because when he was asked which of his former female co-stars were “down to earth,” he responded, “Not Renée. Out to lunch,” before finally choosing Sarah Jessica Parker. However, he did admit that none of them keep in touch with him because, “They all hate me, I think.” We wonder why.

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  1. Mindy • August 12, 2016 @ 9:39 PM

    He’s so funny. Probably a bit of a jerk, unless he’s just doing that for entertainment value, but so funny! Love dry British humour.

  2. Ann • September 15, 2016 @ 11:55 PM

    Hugh Grant has said in the past around Notting Hill days that he only does movies once in awhile because he doesn’t really like being an actor. I don’t think he really knows what else to do. You may notice that you will see very few movies where he has a scene where he is on the phone, he hates phone scenes with a passion. I think he rubs people the wrong way because although he is polite, he is not the friendliest person on set. I still feel he is a nice guy.

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