‘He’s Horrible’: Jerry Seinfeld Reflects On Working With Hugh Grant For Pop-Tart Movie

Grant and Seinfeld
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Jerry Seinfeld said working with British actor Hugh Grant in his new movie, “Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story,” was not pleasant.

“We had lots of fights. He’s a pain in the a** to work with. He’s horrible,” the 69-year-old comedian said of the star during a Wednesday interview on the “Tonight Show.” “He tells you before you work with him, ‘You’re gonna hate this.’ And he’s so right.”

Seinfeld said he harbors no negative feelings for his co-star, however, after the pair shared a meal together at the conclusion of filming. 

“We shot for 10 weeks, and that night that he and I had dinner — and we got drunk having dinner — that was the greatest night,” Seinfeld said. “Because he’s so cool and he’s that English thing, you know, that witty. He looks good in a jacket … he’s one of those guys. I love those guys,” he continued, per Entertainment Weekly.

In the film, Grant plays Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger. Seinfeld also said he never pictured casting Grant in the part, but did so because Grant asked for it.

“[Grant] called us and he said, ‘I want to be in the Pop-Tart movie,’” Seinfeld told Fallon. “So he did an audition on his phone — with a glass of wine in the other hand, by the way.”

The comedian went on, joking, “Like I care what the audition was. I go, ‘Yeah, sure, you’re Tony the Tiger, sure.’”

“Unfrosted” is scheduled for a May 3 release on Netflix. The logline says, “Michigan, 1963. Kellogg’s and Post, sworn cereal rivals, race to create a pastry that will change the face of breakfast forever. A tale of ambition, betrayal, sugar, and menacing milkmen, ‘Unfrosted’ stars writer-director Jerry Seinfeld.”


The cast includes plenty of other celebrities, including Melissa McCarthy, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Max Greenfield, Christian Slater, Bill Burr, Daniel Levy, James Marsden, Jack McBrayer, Thomas Lennon, Bobby Moynihan, Adrian Martinez, Sarah Cooper, and Fred Armisen.

Seinfeld has been contemplating doing a Pop-Tart origin story film for years. In 2018, he shared on X, “At one point I was thinking about an invention of the Pop-Tart movie. Imagine the drunk on sugar-power Kellogg’s cereal culture of the mid-60’s in Battle Creek, MI. That’s a vibe I could work with.”

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