Date: 22nd March 2001
HUGH GRANT is making the most of his new single status - he fantasises about all his female employees at the production company he and ex-girlfriend ELIZABETH HURLEY own.
The British actor, who plays a womanising boss in new movie BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY (2001), admits the part made him realise he's becoming somewhat motivated by sexual fantasy.
Grant now divides his time between the offices of SIMIAN FILMS in London and Los Angeles, and he admits he spends all his working hours "fancying" his employees. He explains, "I've been through hundreds of people working for us because I fancy them all - as soon as somebody gets into the office I fancy them, there's something wrong with me. "It could be the window cleaner. It's a very sexy environment and I particularly like the whole thing about being the boss, that boss and employee thing. The slave quality I find very alluring."
But Grant admits he and business partner Hurley are still very close, and need constant reassurance from each other. He adds, "Elizabeth and I have become horribly co-dependent over the years. Even the tiniest things - she has to make a little speech at some charity event and she's already been on the phone saying, 'What do I say?' or 'How's this joke?' "We may bring the best out in each other but I'm not an expert. Elizabeth's become an expert - someone gave her a book on co- dependency and she says we fall into almost every category." (LE&KL&BA/WN/CPT)