Hugh Grant Says He’s ‘Barbra Streisand in Trousers’

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There comes a time when a man figures out what he really wants in life, demands it without apology, and also, who he’s most like in the world, and that time is now for Hugh Grant.

In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the Florence Foster Jenkins star explained that he wants so much editorial control when it comes to making movies that he can drive people nuts.

As Grant put it, perfectionism “can be a good thing,” he says. “But I think there’s also a drawback. And I’ve driven people mad on films that I’ve made. I want more takes. I want to try new lines. Then I want to interfere in the editing process and I want to interfere in the advertising process, everything, everything. Pretty much Barbra Streisand in trousers.”

Streisand has been known to have specific standards as one might expect of a star as accomplished as she is. In an interview with TIME, she explained that she objected to shooting the cross-country road trip movie The Guilt Trip anywhere more than 45 minutes from her house.

But if a person doesn’t travel with a throne like Mariah Carey, are they really a diva though?


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