Hugh Grant made a joke at the expense of the hosts of “The View” when he appeared on the Show Thursday.
Grant said his entrance was difficult because he can’t kiss people anymore due to COVID.
Joy Behar then said, “Did you want to kiss us because if you want to kiss us we’ll do it?”
Grant responded by saying “I wanted to kiss three of you.”
Actor Hugh Grant’s appearance on “The View” Thursday featured a mild insult of two of the ABC talk show’s five panelists — and reminded us just how much our world has changed in the past few years.
On Thursday, the British actor appeared on the show to discuss his viral moment at the Oscars, but before the hosts dug into that subject, Grant addressed his awkward entrance onto the set.
“That was a difficult entrance,” he said, “because there’s no kissing anymore, right? Kissing’s stopped.”
Grant was addressing the fact that prior to the pandemic, he likely would have greeted the women with a kiss or a hug.
WATCH (Partial Transcript below)
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“Hugh Grant: That was a difficult entrance because there’s no kissing anymore, right? Kissing’s stopped.
Joy Behar: Yeah because of COVID.
Hugh Grant: I do have a lot of COVID, so that’s probably why.
Joy Behar: Did you want to kiss us because if you want to kiss us we’ll do it?
Hugh Grant: I wanted to kiss three of you.”
This is embarrassing!