Drew Barrymore jokingly replied to her former co-star Hugh Grant, who recently voiced his opinion about her singing skills.
In an interview with Wired on Monday, Grant disclosed that he and Barrymore were both assisted by editing during the making of the 2007 romantic comedy “Music and Lyrics.”
At 62-years-old, the British celebrity said he had been "auto-tuned quite a bit," although "not as much as some."
Grant asserted that Barrymore would not object to his assertion that "her singing is terrible" in the film.
He joked that the singing was worse than a dog's bark, but after being fine-tuned, the singer was much better than him. She had the passion and vocals for rock 'n' roll, whereas he sounded more like Julie Andrews than the style he was trying to convey.
On Thursday, Barrymore posted a video on her Instagram with the caption, "#SingForHugh JOIN ME" in response to the insult.
In the clip, the actress sang the tune “Way Back Into Love,” from the movie “Music and Lyrics.” Upon finishing, she shot a mischievous grin at Grant and declared, “Oh Hugh, Bert, Hubert, that’s for you.”
Recent news has featured Grant and Barrymore, but not for their vocal talents.
Viewers of the Oscars rebuked Grant for his behavior towards Ashley Graham during a pre-show interview on the red carpet.
"Does Hugh Grant always act like a conceited jerk?" someone commented on the video, and another person remarked, "Hugh Grant is clearly not interested in this foolishness."
Recently, Barrymore incurred criticism for bowing down to trans activist Dylan Mulvaney while they were on her talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show”. Mulvaney had been invited to the show to talk about their successful TikTok series “Days of Girlhood”, which chronicles their transformation.
The “50 First Dates” actress got down on one knee in front of Mulvaney to demonstrate her empathy for the influencer's fight against “hate.”
The exchange was shared widely on Twitter, and people noticed Barrymore's pose and commented on what they thought it represented.
A Twitter user commented that the sight of Drew Barrymore kneeling to venerate Dylan Mulvaney was among the more unsettling occurrences of recent television. They then asked, "Why are females exhibiting adoration for men who take on degrading stereotypes of femininity?"