But Grant, who stars alongside Meryl Streep in the new film “Florence Foster Jenkins,” says there are downsides to being a perfectionist. “I think it can be a good thing,” Grant told Smith. “But I think there’s also a drawback. And I’ve driven people mad on films that I’ve made. I want more takes. I want to try new lines. Then I want to interfere in the editing process and I want to interfere in the advertising process, everything, everything. Pretty much Barbra Streisand in trousers.” In a wide-ranging interview, Grant talks about his motivation to work with Streep; his 1995 arrest for a run-in with a Los Angeles prostitute; his views on marriage; and what’s next in his career. “I’m torturing someone at the moment about a film,” Grant remarked when asked what’s ahead. “I like to do that for a very long time, like a cat with a half-dead mouse. And then, and usually, I walk away at the end and say, ‘I’m not going to do it.’ “I find it hard to sign on the dotted line, sometimes,” he added.
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