Hugh Grant wants a dark Notting Hill sequel to prove it's a "terrible lie"

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Photo credit: Universal

From Digital Spy

Hugh Grant may have had a reputation as the go-to actor for the lead in a romantic comedy movie for a significant portion of his career, but that doesn't mean the actor believes in all those happily ever after tales.

In fact, he's revealed that he'd like to make a dark sequel to one of his most famous rom-coms of all time.

Grant said he wants to do a new version of the 1999 hit Notting Hill that would feature the characters experiencing a whole lot of misery to prove that the happy ending was all a "terrible lie".

Notting Hill tells the story of ordinary bookseller Will Thacker (Grant) and Hollywood actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), who meet by chance in his shop, fall in love and end up getting married.

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But Grant doesn't think that the characters really had such a happy ending after all, as he revealed his follow-up desires during a Twitter "Hugh and A" session with HBO following the premiere of his new drama, The Undoing.

When asked if he would like to star in a romantic comedy again, he said: "I would like to do a sequel to one of my own romantic comedies that shows what happened after those films ended. To really prove the terrible lie that they all were, that it was a happy ending."

He even had a specific suggestion for the storyline.

"I'd like to do me and Julia and the hideous divorce that's ensued, with really expensive lawyers, children involved in tug of love, floods of tears," he said. "Psychologically scarred forever. I'd love to do that film."

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We dread to think what he'd do with a Love, Actually sequel...

The star's latest role is as New York oncologist Jonathan Fraser in HBO's new murder mystery series The Undoing. The drama sees Jonathan and his wife Grace (Nicole Kidman), a successful therapist about to publish her first book, become embroiled in a life-changing disaster when a dead body is found.

Grant has spoken exclusively to Digital Spy about his role, revealing which aspect of filming he found the most difficult and why he decided to keep his British accent.

The Undoing airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK. You can also catch up on the show via Sky Go and NOW TV.

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