By Monique Friedlander For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 00:01 BST, 4 October 2020 | Updated: 00:01 BST, 4 October 2020
Nicole Kidman has revealed how difficult it was to convince Hugh Grant to join her hotly-anticipated HBO drama The Undoing.
Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, the Australian actress, 53, revealed Hugh, 60, was initially hesitant to join the cast when Nicole came knocking, as he'd already decided to quit acting.
'He always says, 'oh, I don't like working, I don't want to act',' Nicole explained.
'You can't stop, you're too good!' Nicole Kidman, 53, (right) has admitted she had to BEG Hugh Grant, 60, (left) to join her new series The Undoing after he quit acting
'He's one of those. But then when he works, you watch him and you go, 'you cannot stop, you're too good',' she added.
The Oscar winner praised Hugh for agreeing to play her on-screen husband in The Undoing, as it represents a departure from the 'rom-com heartthrob' role for which he became typecast in the nineties.
'He's very bold and willing to play such a diverse range of characters now,' she enthused.
'Oh, I don't like working, I don't want to act': Nicole revealed Hugh is known for being reluctant when it comes to taking on acting jobs
Hugh has previously spoken about his reluctance to take on acting roles due to his battle with stage fright.
'I really don't know where it suddenly came from,' he told The Hollywood