Hugh Grant has revealed that Robert Downey Jr. wanted to "kill him" when working together on Michael Hoffman's 1995 movie, Restoration.
The loveable British actor has been winning plaudits for his role in Paddington 2, but as Grant admitted, he hasn't always had the best of relationships with his co-stars.
Speaking to People, the much-loved actor said his relationship with former co-star Robert Downey Jr. was far from pleasant, "[He] hated me."We did a thing called Restoration, and he took one look at me and wanted to kill me."
The film adaptation of the best-selling historical novel by Rose Tremain no doubt had a stellar cast, but the on-set relationships- at least with its leads- appears to have been strained.
When asked why the Iron Man star didn't take kindly towards him, the 57-year-old added, " "I don't know. I was so hurt."
However, the American was quick to reach out to his contemporary, stressing that he was keen to bury the hatchet. "A lot has happened over two decades! I respect how Mr. Grant has matured as an artist & voice against violations of privacy. Let’s break bread together soon @HackedOffHugh! #burythehatchet2018" Downey Jr tweeted.
In typical Hugh Grant fashion, the actor wasn't one to mince his words when asked about his relationship with his other co-stars. His Music & Lyrics co-star Drew Barrymore, unlike most women, apparently wasn't impressed with his affable British charms, admitting she "hate(d) me a bit."
But the most important thing is that his Bridgette Jones co-star Rene Zellweger felt quite the opposite. "Renee loves me, and I love Renee," he said.