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Ashley Graham feeling 'very supported' after awkward Hugh Grant interview

Ashley Graham feeling 'very supported' after awkward Hugh Grant interview
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Ashley Graham has reacted to the online discourse surrounding her awkward Hugh Grant interview.

On the red carpet at the 2023 Oscars, the model and television personality interviewed the British actor, who gave short, awkward answers. Footage of the uncomfortable conversation quickly went viral on social media, with users labelling him "rude".

At the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, Graham told CNN of the conversation, "My mother always told me to kill 'em with kindness."

She also said she felt "very supported" by the online discourse surrounding the interview.

During the exchange, the actor called the Academy Awards a "vanity fair".

Graham seemed to believe Grant may have been referring to Vanity Fair magazine's popular after-party, although it was unclear whether he was talking about the phrase or William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel.

The awkwardness continued when Graham asked Grant who he was most excited to see and if he had any favourites he was rooting for to win. Hugh simply replied, "No one in particular."

When asked who designed his suit, Hugh responded, "I can't remember, my tailor", and when asked about his appearance in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, he answered, "I'm barely in it. I'm in it for three seconds."

After seeing the clip, Twitter users told the actor, "If you don't want to be there, go home", calling it the "worst Oscars interview ever".

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