Hugh Grant reveals he'd love to reunite with his The Undoing co-star Nicole Kidman in Paddington 3 after both played villains to the l
Hugh Grant reveals he’d love to reunite with his The Undoing co-star Nicole Kidman in Paddington 3 after both played villains to the lovable bear
They have both played diabolical adversaries to Paddington Bear in the Paddington film franchise.
And Hugh Grant has admitted he’d love to reunite with Nicole Kidman in the third flick, which is currently preparing to go into production.
The actor, 60, told Digital Spy on Wednesday that he was very interested in working with his The Undoing co-star, 53, once more, after they played villains Phoenix Buchanan and Millicent in the first and second film respectively.
Exciting: Hugh Grant (pictured in Paddington 2) said on Wednesday that he’d love to reunite with his The Undoing co-star Nicole Kidman on Paddington 3 after they both played villains
When asked if their characters could work together to thwart Paddington Bear, he said: ‘Yes, we should do that. And then a mummy gets murdered, and I’m the suspect. We should mix up the two things.’
The first Paddington film saw Nicole’s Millicent sentenced to community serviceafter attempting to kill and stuff Paddington, while in the second Hugh’s Phoenix was jailed after falsely accusing the bear of stealing a priceless pop-up book.
Hugh went on to gush about the second film, which he stars in, as he told the publication: ‘I watched it the other day. Christ, it’s a good film. Just in terms of filmmaking, he’s a genius, [director] Paul King.
‘It’s so unnecessary to be that good. It’s just a sequel to a kids’ semi-animated film. But it’s a proper monument in cinema. I genuinely believe that. It’s brilliantly made.’
Up for it: Hugh played Phoenix Buchanan while Nicole was Millicent (pictured) in the first film, and when asked if their characters could work together, he said: ‘Yes, we should do that’
Proud: Hugh went on to gush about the second film (pictured), which he stars in, as he told the publication: ‘I watched it the other day. Christ, it’s a good film’
The Undoing, which is based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, follows Grace (Kidman) and Jonathan Fraser (Grant), who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves.
But their peaceful world comes crashing down with the violent death of Elena Alves (Matilda De Angelis) and Jonathan is accused of her murder.
Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.
The Undoing came to a close on Sky Atlantic in the UK in December, and in the end Jonathan was unmasked as Elena’s killer, despite mounting evidence in previous episodes that someone had framed him.
Hit: The Undoing followed Grace (Kidman) and Jonathan Fraser (Grant), whose lives are turned upside down after he is arrested following the violent death of Elena Alves (Matilda De Angelis)
On Tuesday, Nicole admitted that filming the show left her feeling ‘uneasy’ with a ‘disquietness’ to her personality.
Speaking on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, Nicole said: ‘Even on The Undoing it kind of happened where I just like suddenly was in this place of.
‘There was sort of a disquietness to my personality, where I was uneasy and there was duress on who I was.’
Nicole also revealed that she was left unwell as her immune system doesn’t know ‘between acting and truth’.
Intense: On Tuesday, Nicole admitted that filming the show left her feeling ‘uneasy’ with a ‘disquietness’ to her personality (pictured in the show)