The obvious upside to hosting your own celebrity-studded talk show is that you get to subject the visiting stars to whatever bizarre fantasies you might have been holding onto since childhood. Jimmy Fallon got to sing a duet with Barbra Streisand. Conan made his prop department actually construct a full-body Ben Affleck penis.
And now Andy Cohen has topped them both (get it? ’cause he’s a top?) by convincing Hugh Grant to reenact the famous “I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy” scene from Notting Hill on Watch What Happens Live, except with one major casting change.
Hugh Grant reprises his role as William Thacker, the simple bookstore owner, but the part of famous movie star Anna Scott, played by the even more famous movie star Julia Roberts, is now played by Cohen in a cheap-looking wig.
Cohen can’t be the first gay boy to dream of playing the object of affection opposite Hugh Grant in a rom com, but he may be the first to achieve it.
Although judging by this body language, there is absolutely no chemistry on set.