Hugh Grant is having his own very British scandal, indeed. Yesterday (January 13), the actor turned to Twitter to reveal his car had been broken into. He used the power of social media to reach out to his fanbase for help in recovering his belongings:
In the unlikely chance that anyone knows who broke into my car tonight and stole my bag, please try and persuade them to at least return my script. Many weeks worth of notes and ideas. And perhaps my children’s medical cards. Coach Films ,Ealing St Mary's Ealing Green W5 5EN*
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) January 13, 2019
Apparently, his bag was in the car, which contained a script for a future project, with both disappearing. Clearly, the script is replaceable, but there’s more to it.
He explained that the pages contained “many weeks worth of notes and ideas,” which is understandably gutting. As of now, the tweet has been shared 3.9k times, so, word is getting out.
There are some theories out there, like… possible revenge?
That bloody bear…. pic.twitter.com/JPByxxxOOX
— Halksmush Number Two (@JurgenKloppDog) January 13, 2019
As well as some sound advice, actually:
That’s so terrible. They may ditch your bag once they realize there’s no immediate value- so keep an eye out in the area…
— Poppet (@Bratgirl66) January 13, 2019
And some heartfelt responses:
So sorry to hear that. Sincerely hope you get it back.
— Sara Morrison (@SaraMorris0n) January 13, 2019
Comedian David Baddiel stepped in to provide the obligatory cheeky comment (which may have provided some comic relief):
I'm sorry. I've had very bad writer's block.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) January 13, 2019
This isn’t the first time an Anglo regular turned to Twitter for help in recovering lost items, with Emma Watson looking for misplaced jewelry.
While this isn’t breaking news per se, this does fall under the category of, “celebrities aren’t all that different from the rest of us.”
Do you believe in the power of the Twitterverse??