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Hugh Grant fails to recognise co-star Renee Zellweger

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Hugh Grant fails to recognise co-star Renee Zellweger

Hugh Grant failed to recognise Renee Zellweger when playing a co-star recognition game on a chat show.

The British actor appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live on Thursday (11Aug16) to promote his new movie Florence Foster Jenkins, which opens in the U.S. on Friday (12Aug16).

But the mood turned a tad awkward when host Andy Cohen got Hugh involved in a segment in which he was asked to identify a string of his previous female co-stars by looking at only half of their faces.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore, and Julianne Moore were among the line-up, but Hugh struggled to put a name to a face when it came to Renee, whom he had worked with on 2001 romantic comedy Bridget Jones's Diary and its sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason.

“Who is the one second from the right, because I've never seen her before in my life?” he asked, proceeding to look shocked when the blonde star’s identity was revealed, saying, “Oh Renee!”

In the interview, Hugh, 55, also admitted that he doesn’t make much effort to stay in touch with his A-list co-stars, adding that none of them contact him either, and that it was “pushing it” to call any of them down-to-earth.

“They all hate me, I think,” he smiled.

Renee recently took a stand against the “invented scandal” surrounding her looks, after critics had accused her of undergoing plastic surgery.

The 47-year-old actress hit back at the reports in a blog post, writing: "Maybe we could talk more about why we seem to collectively share an appetite for witnessing people diminished and humiliated with attacks on appearance and character and how it impacts younger generations and struggles for equality."

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