British actor Hugh Grant, known from productions such as “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, “Bridget Jones”, “Florence Foster Jenkins” and “The Undoing”, revealed on Tuesday night, on Stephen Colbert’s show, that he was infected with SARS -CoV-2 earlier this year and that the experience was intense.
On The Late Show, Grant said he and his wife contracted Covid-19 in February, and it was recently confirmed that they had both developed antibodies.
Hugh Grant explained, live from a hotel in London, that the symptoms gradually worsened until he panicked.
“I was sick. My wife and I had it last winter. Somewhere in February. I don’t think we’ll take it anymore. I did an antibody test a month ago. I still have them. So I know that was it. It started as a very strange syndrome, I was starting to sweat terribly. It was like a sweat poncho, even embarrassing. I could feel my eyes three times as big, and I felt like a huge man was sitting on my chest — Harvey Weinstein or someone. Then I was walking down the street one day, and I thought, “I can’t smell anything.” And you start to panic because at that time people were just starting to talk about it as a symptom. “
Grant said he tried to smell the flowers and, as he became more and more worried, he tried less pleasant things, such as a trash can, before spraying his wife’s perfume directly in his face. “We can’t smell anything,” said the 60-year-old actor.
He also said that the first period of isolation, of three and a half months, he spent with his two daughters, aged 4 and 2 years. “It was all about Barbie dolls. We played … Initially, I tried to be nice, then, after the girls fell asleep, I kept playing with them “, Grant joked.
Britain is now in the second period of isolation, imposed by the authorities for 30 days, until December 3.