Listen: Hiram Grant, Melissa Mccarthy, Richard Grant Plank discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"With my lovely perfume from Richard E grant called Jake, ductless. That's a great sale. Give me the best sales pitch. We read that you're so interested in sent obviously you are that you smell everything you encounter. Like, I don't understand. Why everybody doesn't who is your best smelling co-star? Well, I didn't want to offend anybody. Because everybody has their own distinct ones. But there are some that I never want to smell again on. I'm not gonna tell you who. Right. Ask you about about your new film, which is again, amazing can you ever forgive me? You play a real person who really lived and did some unpleasant things he was among other things a bit of a liar and cheat and the criminal and that did that appeal to you. And you got the part of your like, okay, that's going to be a challenge it did appeal to me because b you understand through the telling the story how he falls into his life of crime with lease rally. Separately the played by Melissa McCarthy. And I think that you You know, know, what? what you understand? Why people do what they do then compassion can flooded. And so you understand people, and you can feel sympathy for them, right? The relationship between your two characters extraordinarily central to the movie. And I always wonder if factors do this. Did you like spend time with Melissa McCarthy? Improvising pretending to be the people say if you get to know each other. It was just going the set, and you were you were friends or whatever on Friday in January a year ago, Manhattan for two hours, and we had lunch, and then we saw shooting on the Monday, and I knew within about full nanoseconds of meeting that we would probably be friends for life because of lightning in a bottle. So it was it was just luck as much as anything imagined. She smelled wonderful. She did. And she's having my triplets in August. Wonderful for both of you. Question before we get to the game. Let's assume that you win. But even if you don't get an Oscar nomination or hopefully master gives you more options in terms of what you want to do next. So you've been doing all kinds of roles and all kinds of different projects. Is there a dream thing? If somebody says, Richard E grant Oscar winner, what would you like to do next, and you would say I want to host you'll show, Dan. Peter. Well, Richard E grant it is a delight to talk to you. I think I've shown, but we have invited you here to play a game. We're calling Richard E grant meet you, listen, he's s Graham. Okay. You may not know we here in the US wants at president name, you listen S grant, you'll probably be the star of hip. Hop musical any day. Now, we're going to ask you three questions about our president grant answer correctly. You went up Ross one of my listeners, the voice of their choice on their voicemail Bill, Richard grant plank. Chris Billy Austin, Texas. All right here, we got grants original name at birth was Hiram Ulysses grant, but eventually dropped the Hiram why he disliked being made fun of for his initials hug. Be found out Hiram was the name of his father's favorite mule or see Hiram grant owed a lot of money to the local saloon. But nobody had ever heard of Ulysses grant, see, no, it was a he didn't like being called hug apparently elementary school nearly nineteenth century is just as vicious as it is today next one of these grants lesser known claims to fame as a US president is that he had what he had the first known pet fish in the White House named fishy s grant. According to a historian of hairstyles grant, had quote hairiest cabinet in presidential history. I've never I've never heard it described like that. The phrase that like Harry cabinet is a euphemism. Where you come from. He wrote to the song hail to the chief which originally titled hail to the me. I think it has to be the Harry cabin. That's right. Yes. Thank you. One thousand mustache is every man in grant's cabinet had either a beard and mustache or exceptional you're here. All right last question. It is as we all know, Ulysses grant, I rode to fame and national stature as a general in the civil war. But that fate for him with some it surprising.."