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Hugh Grant needs no introduction, having appeared in scores of famous films over his decades-long career. After a breakout role starring in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Grant became known for his boyish good looks and charm, whether playing the romantic lead or something more nefarious. Among his roles, he’s been a prime-minister (Love Actually), an aging pop star (Music and Lyrics), and a scheming and womanizing boss (Bridget Jones).
Those experiences made him a prime choice for the role of Forge Fitzwilliam, a “hero” almost as famous as Grant himself, and a leader of the city of Neverwinter. He was once the teammate of the bard Edgin (Chris Pine), barbarian Holga (Michelle Rodriguez), and sorcerer Simon (Justice Smith), some of the protagonists of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. But now, Forge is on the opposing side of the film’s heroes, and while trailers haven’t revealed exactly what he’s up to, viewers can take a guess that it’s no good. Though the heroes may be a band of misfits trying to right a previous wrong, Grant’s character starts the film from a position of power—and has no qualms about using that power to get what he wants. Den of Geek asked Grant about his experience in the film, and what viewers should be looking forward to.
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