Hugh Grant: Mobile phones in movies have ruined social life

“Tarantino banned phones from his device, and he was absolutely right,” Grant said. “And the people there all trip each other up, so they said.”

Hugh Grant wants actors to get drunk and fall in love again on screenplays.

Appear “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” To promote his role in “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” Grant admitted that the cast didn’t spend much time playing the tabletop RPG that inspired the film. In his view, this had less to do with a lack of interest in the game than an atmosphere that discouraged off-duty socializing on film sets.

“I think Chris Pine tried it at times. It was talked about, but I don’t know, Grant said. “Movies are so weird now. They are strange, because long ago, at the end of the second week, they all got drunk in the evenings, had dinner, fell in love, and everything… Everything stopped because of the phones. Everyone goes home and checks Twitter. It’s so sad.”

Asked whether what he described as a “sad” social climate could be reversed by banning phones from devices, Grant was optimistic. He claims that Quentin Tarantino used this practice in his recent films, which supposedly resulted in a gentler social environment.

“Yes, I think so,” he said. “You know, Tarantino banned phones from his device, and he was absolutely right.” And the people there all trip each other up, so they told me.

The filming process for “Dungeons & Dragons” may have been less fun for Grant than some of his older films, but it seems the process was a success nonetheless. Early reviews of the film have been strong, and it appears to be well-positioned to take advantage of weak competition at the box office.

“‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Without Thieves’ conjures its own kind of cinematic magic that stands proudly apart from other fantasy films,” wrote Marisa Maribal in her IndieWire review of the film. “The heartwarming story, charming characters, dazzling visual effects and cheerful nature allow the film to become a treasured classic. An adaptation of this caliber might be seen as a roll of the dice for some, but Dungeons & Dragons: Honor among Thieves has already proven itself to be an ironclad winner.”

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