Hugh Grant has found his new niche playing the baddie. After shedding his rom-com leading man persona to play the flamboyant villain in Paddington 2 (in what is arguably his best role to date), Grant is digging deeper into the dark roles that are being offered him, recently coming off playing the sociopathic antagonist of David E. Kelley’s HBO series, The Undone. And he’s got one more under his belt, the actor teased, revealing that his next project will be a “mockumentary about 2020” from Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker.
In an interview with Vulture discussing the finale of The Undone, Grant revealed that he already has his next gig lined up. And interestingly, it’s in keeping with his dive into the more unseemly roles since he’s made a hard left turn from romantic leading man to scene-stealing villain. Grant told the outlet that he will star in Charlie Brooker’s “mockumentary about 2020” as a “historian who’s being interviewed about the year”:
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