HUGH GRANT has revealed his new wife Anna Eberstein was “kidnapped” by a taxi driver after the A Very English Scandal star locked horns with him in Paris.
The 57-year-old actor, who tied the knot with Anna, 39, in an understated ceremony last month, appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week to take about the recent success of BBC drama A Very English Scandal, in which he played politician Jeremy Thorpe.
Talk soon turned to his bride, with the Love Actually favourite admitting all did not go quite according to plan on their honeymoon.
“I had a terrible fight with a taxi driver in Paris the other day,” he told the host, 44.
“I always have a fight with a taxi driver in Paris, they’re not very nice, if truth be told,” he quipped. “But this one was bad.
“There was this terrible fight, he took to me an ATM and then the ATM didn’t work and I panicked and said to my new wife, ‘Right, get out the car, get out the car, we’re just going to…’”
“And the taxi driver said, ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘Well, your machine doesn’t work so we’re not paying, at which point he kidnapped her!
“Just drove off with my wife!” Hugh exclaimed, joking: “It was a real downer on the honeymoon.”