Hugh Grant refused a handshake from Sajid Javid at a film première. The actor took to twitter to explain his reasons.
Mr. Grant said that Sajid Javid claimed he ‘would make a better Prime Minister than the one from Love Actually.’
Like all actors their work is very important to them and Hugh believed he was actually the Prime Minister at this time. So he saw comments from Mr. Javid as a claim that he wouldn’t just be a be a better Prime Minister but a better actor as well.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer says he offered his hand to the star of Love Actually and said, “lovely to meet you.” He added that he thought, “it was incredibly rude,” that he was ignored by the actor.
Hugh Grant responded by saying he thought Mr. Javid was incredibly rude. The Hollywood star has spent years perfecting his craft as a performer and weeks, possibly months training to pretend to be a political leader. Arguably he has done a better job than our last couple leaders and is potentially the most popular Prime Minister of the 21st Century.
Even though Mr. Javid being a politician is more qualified to lead the country than one of our most popular actors, he has not had the experience whereas Mr. Grant has. Sometimes in politics knowledge isn’t everything but pretending you have knowledge and delivering lines with emotion under perfect lighting is.
Politicians aren’t known for their popularity so maybe it’s a good idea for politicians to be actors playing politicians in order to get the vote. RomComs and politics are actually very similar if you think about it. Guy gets girl/vote, guy loses girl/vote, and then guy spends the next few months trying to win girl/vote back.
I know who I would trust out of Sajid Javid and Hugh Grant to lead our country and he would do it with gentlemanly charm and a sparkling smile. He would also get the girl at the end after appearing to muck it up two-thirds of the way through.