Hugh Grant has spoken about the moment his son ‘stabbed himself’ in front of his home tutor as he struggled with a maths question.
The 60-year-old star of The Undoing has taken his family to Turkey while the UK is in lockdown, so that they could be with him while he shoots a movie in the country.
Despite the sunnier climes, his son is finding homeschooling frustrating and took extreme action during a testing moment during his education.
Speaking to Drew Barrymore during a recent SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations at Home interview, Hugh revealed that his son stabbed himself with a pen during a maths class.
Hugh said: “I’ve rented two teenagers to come and home school them.
“Poor things, they don’t know what’s hit them. Ghastly.
“My son self-harmed himself in front of this young tutor today because he couldn’t do a basic bit of arithmetic – so he stabbed himself in the face with a Biro (pen).”
Despite problems with education, Hugh said that they are enjoying their time in Turkey, while others toil away under rain clouds in the UK.
Hugh continued: “The sun is shining and I haven’t seen the sun for months.
“That’s why I’m so red in the face in this Zoom (call). I keep adjusting the light thinking, ‘What’s happened to me?’
“I’m here about to shoot a film. I bought my family to get them out of London lockdown and I’ve been wallowing around in a pool with a three year old all day.”
Hugh has three children with his wife Anna Eberstein, who he wed in 2018, as well as two with former partner, Tinglan Hong.
Ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley has recently said that she still speaks to Hugh almost every day and that he is her ‘go to ‘ person for advice.
“The last time I spoke to Hugh would be this morning. I speak to him quite a lot. I was asking him his advice on a script I just received,” she told People magazine late last year.
“I still go to him for advice on scripts, even though he’s very happily married with five children and I’m very happy in my own life, there’s still certain bits we crossover with very well.”
Elizabeth added: “And asking advice about work, he’s still my go-to person.”
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