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05/02/2021 09:20 GMT

Hugh Grant’s Killer Response To His SAG Award Nomination Is Oh So Hugh Grant

The British actor has received a nod for his role in The Undoing.

It’s been a good week for Hugh Grant after the actor received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for his role in The Undoing.

The British star was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

And Hugh’s response to his nom was oh so very Hugh Grant.

(It is also definitely not spoiler-free, so stop reading now if you still haven’t seen The Undoing).

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Hugh Grant

“Incredibly kind of my fellow actors to nominate me,” Hugh said in a statement. “What a lovely week.”

He then added: “I must kill more often.”

He signed off by praising his co-star Nicole Kidman, who also received a nomination.

“Extremely pleased for Nicole. Richly deserved,” he said.

In the critically-acclaimed Sky Atlantic drama, Nicole appears opposite Hugh as Grace Fraser, a therapist whose world is rocked when her husband is accused of murder.

Last month, the Australian actor opened up about the impact that filming The Undoing had on both her physical and mental health.

In a new interview on the podcast WTF With Marc Maron, the Oscar-winning star revealed that the show’s more intense scenes took their toll on her mentally, which in turn led to her becoming physically ill.

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Hugh and Nicole in The Undoing.

“On The Undoing, it kind of happened where I just was like... suddenly, I was in this place, there was sort of a disquietness to my personality where I was uneasy, and there was duress on who I was,” she explained.

“I actually got really sick, and I think this is a big thing that happens to actors. I went down for a week because your immune system doesn’t know the difference between acting and truth when you’re doing those.”

Explaining how difficult she finds it to shake off certain roles, she continued: “I have not learned a technique to tell my brain and my body, ’Oh this is just acting’. I haven’t learned how to clean that out.

“It doesn’t really work for me. I go home, and I don’t sleep well and I’m not well if it’s that disturbing to me.”