Drew Barrymore reveals she drunkenly 'made out' with Hugh Grant for '10 minutes' at New York clubhouse

Drew Barrymore has shared the hilarious story of her passionate makeout session with Hugh Grant

NEW YORK - MAY 11: Drew Barrymore willl join CBS This Morning Co-Hosts Gayle King and Anthony Mason as Guest Host on May 17th and 18th while Tony Dokoupil is on Parental leave, Live from the Broadcast Center in NY. Pictured: Drew Barrymore. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
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Drew Barrymore has revealed she once drunkenly "made out" with Hugh Grant, after bumping into him unexpectantly at a New York clubhouse. 

Speaking with Hugh on the Drew Barrymore Show, the actress-turned TV host recalled the passionate encounter from "years ago"—much to the amusement of her British interviewee. 

The A-list pair first met on the set of their 2007 romcom, Music and Lyrics, and have remained friends ever since. Although admittedly both very "different" people, their on-screen chemistry seems to have spilled their off-screen relationship—as proven in their impromptu makeout sesh. 

"I ran into you and instead of saying hello I grabbed you by the collar, and I fully started kissing you," Drew recalled. The sensual meeting, which took place at the elite Waverly Inn in Manhattan, instantly rang a bell with Hugh. 

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"Yes, I remember that," he replied with a cheeky grin. 

However, one thing Hugh didn't remember was Drew's impression of his reaction. According to The Stand-In star, the English actor pulled a face in response to the surprise smooch. Drew, who recently explained why she's never had plastic surgery, had no trouble recreating her former costar's bemused look at the time.  

Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant film a scene for their new movie "Music and Lyrics" on Mercer St. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant on the set of Music and Lyrics in 2006 

(Image credit: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

"I don't think that's true," he cut in. 

"The expression was, you've never greeted me that way before," Drew clarified. "And then you had a second thought and you were like, 'You know, I'm not hating this.' And then we flirted and then it was like, 'Ok yeah bye, see you soon!'" 

Hugh, who was also in a bit of stupor at the time, added that the interaction was "really bizarre." The experience was made all the more interesting by the fact that the intoxicated performance had a sober audience of high-profile business people. 

"I was very drunk as well and I was with some very nice but not drunk studio executives from LA," he revealed. "They were very surprised. Someone said, 'Oh, there's Drew Barrymore.' I get up to say hi. And then we make out for 10 minutes." 

While the two shared a hearty laugh over the hilarious memory, it doesn't look like they'll be locking lips again any time soon. When Drew asked Hugh about his family, he was quick to speak fondly about his wife, Anna Elisabet Eberstein, who he married in 2018. 

"I have a top wife," he revealed. "You must meet her, she's terrifying." Hugh is also the father of five children, a responsibility that has made him both "utterly exhausted and miserable" and "the happiest he's ever been." 

Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.


Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.