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Hugh Grant recalls ‘hotdog’ stalker at Comic-Con: ‘I still have nightmares about him’

Actor was in attendence to promote ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves’

Annabel Nugent
Monday 02 January 2023 13:53 GMT
Hugh Grant's Love Actually dance scene

Hugh Grant has shared an unsettling anecdote about a “hot dog” stalking him at a fan event.

Last July, the actor was in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con to promote his forthcoming film Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves.

The fantasy-adventure film stars Grant opposite Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, Sophia Lillis, and Michelle Rodriguez. It follows a band of thieves who set out to retrieve something that was once stolen from them.

Speaking to Collider, Grant, 62, recalled his time at Comic-Con, including one “terrifying” experience.

The Notting Hill star said that he was nervous to attend the event because he felt he was “old” and “passé” compared to his 42-year-old co-star Pine.

Pine interjected to suggest that Grant was popular with the attendees, but the actor maintained that “only one person at that convention [...] really loved me”.

It turned out that one person was dressed as a hot dog, who left Grant “terrified”.

“There was only one person at that convention who really loved me, and he was dressed for the whole three days as a hot dog,” recalled Grant.

Hugh Grant in ‘Glass Onion' (Netflix)

“And he followed me wherever I went. I couldn’t shake him. Do you remember the hot dog? I was terrified. I still have nightmares about him.”

Recently, Grant was one of many celebrities to make a cameo in Glass Onion, playing the partner of Daniel Craig’s detective Benoit Blanc.

He recently confirmed a fan theory about his cameo, which was praised by fans as delightful.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves is due to hit cinemas on 7 April 2023.

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