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Hugh Grant: Renee Zellweger is one of the few actresses I haven't fallen out with

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Hugh Grant et al. looking at the camera: Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant © Bang Showbiz Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant has claimed Renee Zellweger is "one of the few actresses" he is still friends with.

The 'Undoing' actor first starred alongside the 'Judy' star in 2001's 'Bridget Jones's Diary' before they reunited in 2004 for the sequel, 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason'.

The 60-year-old actor has revealed he and Renee, 51, regularly keep in touch and "still" send each other "long emails".

He told SiriusXM's 'The Jess Cagle Show': "I love Renée. Uh, she's one of the few actresses I haven't fallen out with...

"And, we, we got on very well together and, we still exchange long emails."

The 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' actor hailed Renee "a good egg" and quipped that her rather long emails are "quite hard to decipher".

Hugh added: "Hers in particular, at least 70 pages each, interesting stuff, but quite hard to decipher.

"She's a properly good egg and a genius. Did you see her Judy Garland? About as good as acting gets."

Renee - who played the titular role of Bridget Jones - went on to star in a third film in the hit rom-com franchise, 2016's 'Bridget Jones's Baby', and although Hugh's character Daniel Cleaver was involved in the storyline, he did not appear.

In 2016, Hugh recalled the female co-stars who "loathe, despise and hate" him.

Of his 'Nine Months' co-star Julianne Moore, he said: "Brilliant actress, loathes me."

Speaking about his fellow 'About a Boy' cast mate Rachel Weisz, he said: "Clever, beautiful, despises me."

Hugh then claimed he made Drew Barrymore "cry" on the set of 'Music and Lyrics'.

He noted: "Made her cry, hates me."

The 'Florence Foster Jenkins' actor then claimed the '50 First Dates' star gave him notes while working on the 2007 rom-com musical, in which he played has-been 80s pop star Alex Fletcher, who her alter ego Sophie Fisher falls in love with.

He added: “She made the mistake of giving me notes."

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