The scene in Love Actually that Hugh Grant hated filming

Publish Date
Thursday, 8 December 2016, 9:28AM

It's one of our favourite scenes in the much-loved 2003 rom-com - the part where Hugh Grant dances around his Downing Street home to Jump.

But the actor himself doesn't agree.

In fact, Grant absolutely hated filming that scene.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, director Richard Curtis revealed the truth: "[Hugh] was hugely grumpy about it.

"The fault line was the dance, because there was no way he could do that in a prime ministerial manner.

He kept on putting it off, and he didn't like the song - it was originally a Jackson 5 song, but we couldn't get it - so he was hugely unhappy about it.

"We didn't shoot it until the final day and it went so well that when we edited it, it had gone too well, and he was singing along with the words. When you edit a dance sequence like that, it's going to be a third of the length, and the bit he's singing the words to isn't going to be the bit of that moment, so it was incredibly hard to edit."