Hugh Grant says Robert Downey Jr. ‘hated’ him: ‘I was so hurt’

Robert Downey, Jr., attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" on June 28, 2017. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Jan. 12 (UPI) — Hugh Grant says his former co-star Robert Downey, Jr., “hated” him.

The 57-year-old British actor said in a new episode of “The Jess Cagle Interview” that Downey “wanted to kill” him on the set of the 1995 movie “Restoration.”

“[He] hated me. Hated me. We did a thing called “Restoration” and he took one look at me and wanted to kill me,” Grant told host Jess Cagle, also People magazine’s editor-in-chief.

“I don’t know [why],” he added. “I was so hurt.”

Grant and Downey starred with Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Meg Ryan and Ian McKellen in “Restoration,” which is based on the Rose Tremaine novel of the same name. Downey responded to Grant’s comments in a tweet Thursday.

“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,” the 52-year-old actor wrote.

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!

Grant also said his “Music and Lyrics” co-star Drew Barrymore hated him “a bit,” explaining, “She was very L.A. and I was a grumpy old Londoner.” The actor most recently starred as the voice of Phoenix Buchanan in “Paddington 2,” which opened Friday.

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