Richard E Grant (64) revealed that he had been well ahead of his time in preparing for Covid. He was warned by a friend who is a doctor to purchase latex gloves as well as a mask, before the disease hit. The actor didn’t take any risks with the virus and was able to wear them everywhere he went.
He admitted that his preparations were considered odd by others, but they didn’t know the gravity of Covid’s actions.
He said, “I have been vigilant about it,” and added, “I am not a hypochondriac by any means. I’ve simply been cautious.”
Richard was at a New York dinner party just before the UK lockdown began. There, he and other guests were warned of the imminent threat.
He recalled that another guest who worked in medicine said to him, “Get masks and gloves.”
READ MORE: Carol Kirkwood discusses on-air BBC Breakfast the moment she ‘hounds’ her
He entertained former President Donald Trump, who owns a few hotels around the globe under his Trump organization, during one episode.
He said, “He was with my for two hours,” about the meeting the future president. It was only supposed to last 10 minutes.
He could not be stopped, he was like little Barnum and Bailey circus performers.
“I thought, how do I make this look so effortless? Trump was accompanied by two bodyguards the size of a wardrobe and he was aggressive,” he said to Radio Times.
I’m fascinated by how someone comes into a room. Trump had ten of ten. Very high status.
“I was aware that I needed to put my feminine hormones on and lay down; I was to please him and flatter him.
He did the stomping out the door thing and then said “Good job. You could get far doing that.”
Richard’s complete interview can be accessed in Radio Times.
Publiated at Mon 26 July 2021, 23:01:00 +0000