In Stephen Colbert’s talk shaw, Hugh Grant witty recounted the embarrassing symptoms of the coronavirus that plagued him and his wife.
It took Hugh Grant to play down a tragic situation like the one we are experiencing. Guest, obviously from a distance, of the Late Show of Stephen Colbert, the English actor he said with the usual irony that he contracted the coronavirus last winter together with his wife Anna Eberstein. And it has spread with plenty of detail about embarrassing symptoms of the disease. Now, before anyone starts to say that you can’t joke about a virus that claims countless victims, it must be said that everyone faces these things with the weapons they have, and luckily having come out of them, Hugh Grant he did so with his well-known humor.
We have the antibodies – the actor began – and I’m quite proud of it. I had it in February, and just a month ago I had a serology and I still have those antibodies, so I know what it was. It was clear what it was: it started with a very strange syndrome where I was all sweating profusely. It was like wearing a sweat poncho, which was really embarrassing. Then my eyeballs seemed to tripled in size. Then the feeling of having a huge man sitting on your chest, like Harvey Weinstein or someone like that. And I didn’t understand what it was. Finally, one day, as I was walking down the street, I realized that I no longer smelled anything. Then I panicked, because we were already beginning to talk about this thing as a symptom. I started smelling the flowers … nothing … despair grew and I started smelling the waste bins. You would want to smell strangers’ armpits just because you can’t smell any. I went home and sprayed my Chanel no. 5 of my wife in the face and I didn’t feel anything … on the other hand I couldn’t see anymore.
If you understand English, you will find hers below integral intervention, where he also talks about the lockdown in England and his TV series The Undoing.