Hugh Grant has revealed that he would like to make a dark sequel to Notting Hill, which sees his on-screen marriage to Julia Roberts break down, to prove rom-coms are "a lie".
The 60-year-old actor, who plays London bookstore owner Will Thacker who weds Hollywood actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) in the classic 1999 film, said he would only agree to a second outing if things take a turn in the relationship.
In a Q&A with HBO to promote his new series, The Undoing, with Nicole Kidman, he said: "I would like to do a sequel to one of my own romantic comedies that shows what happened after those films ended.
"Really, to prove the terrible lie that they all were, that it was a happy ending."
On his idea for Notting Hill, he added: "I'd like to do me and Julia and the hideous divorce that's ensued with really expensive lawyers, children involved in [a] tug of love, floods of tears. Psychologically scarred forever. I'd love to do that film."
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Grant famously starred in a string of romantic comedies during the '90s and early ‘00s including Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Nine Months (1995), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Love Actually (2003).