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Hugh Grant finds it hard to play evil in Cloud Atlas

Published on Jan 16, 2013 12:18 PM
Cinema still from the movie Cloud Atlas where British actor Hugh Grant plays the role of a villain. -- PHOTO: WARNER BROS PICTURES

It turned out to be harder to play a villain in a movie than British actor Hugh Grant had thought.

In the epic science fiction thriller Cloud Atlas, the 52-year-old star of Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994), Notting Hill (1999), About A Boy (2002) and the Bridget Jones films (2001, 2004) takes on six unsavoury roles.

"I do a lot of killing and raping," he adds of his various characters. "I wear an awful lot of prosthetic make up, too. You probably won't know that I am in the film.

"In one of the parts, I am a cannibal, about 2,000 years in the future, and I thought, 'I can do that. It's easy.'

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